Saturday evening I was working at the pork booth in Northfield at the Defeat of Jesse James Days. The portable pork booth is owned by the Rice County Pork Producers and the Dakota Rice Corn and Soybean Growers. It has been a number years that I have grilled pork chops, burgers and rib patties. In addition I was thawing out five pound packages of shredded pork. I was working with members of the Randolph FFA Alumni Association.

The Pork Producers and Corn and Soybean Growers partner with FFA Chapters, church groups, girl scouts, 4-H and a number of other organizations to work at the Pork Booth. In return for working a shift at the Pork Booth the Pork and Corn and Soybean Growers will make a contribution to their organization. During each shift there is always a member of the Pork Producers or the Corn and Soybean Growers there supervising.

Being I was grilling and "supervising" I was an charge of quality control. In case you are concerned the barbecued shredded pork was very good! But you need a strawberry malt too. So, I happened to know the family working in the ADA malt stand Gordon and Hindy Saemrow. I traded six shredded pork sandwiches for six malts! By the way the strawberry malt was good too!