James West

Kinston, NC

James and his family live and work the farm that has been in their family for almost 160 years. While most of their land is leased for crop production, the wooded areas and pastureland closest to the house are dedicated to hog production.  Raising hogs is a family affair and his teenage kids are frequent helpers. But most of the daily chores are carried out by Buckshot, an employee and friend who has worked for the family’s businesses for over 30 years.