Susan's Bio

Susan Armstong-Magidson

In 1990, Susan started Ross Mill Farm, Inc with her husband, Richard, as a breeder of registered potbellied pigs.
In 1991, Susan became the founding President of Delaware Valley Potbellied Pig Association.
In 1991, Susan started the DVPPA’s Pig Rescue Committee which in 1996 became Project Save A Babe.
In 1993 – 1997, Past President and Board Member of North American Potbellied Pig Association (NAPPA) NAPPA Certified Potbellied Pig Judge.
In 1994 – 1998, Co-Chair of the NAPPA Ethical Breeder Committee.

In 1998, Susan co-founded Pig Placement Network, a service to assist pet pig owners to rehome their pet pig. Ross Mill Farm is the major foster care facility for PPN directly placing over 1000 pet pigs in new forever homes as of Spring 2018. The PPN website is responsible for countless other Owner to Owner placements.

The Duchess Fund, a medical database exclusively for pet pigs, Founding Board Member and Secretary.

Organizer and Promoter of:

1995 Potbellied Pig Symposium, U of Penn, New Bolton Center
1992 – 1997 Potbellied Pig Shows; at the Pennsylvania State Fair and Sussex County Fair
1991 – 2000 Potbellied Pig Booth at Middletown Grange Fair, PA, Schenectady County Fair, NY
1991 – 1998 Annual June Pignic, Annual October Hallowswine
1995 – 1998 Pigstock at Ross Mill Farm, fundraiser for PPN
1999 – 2009 PigFest at Ross Mill Farm, fundraiser for PPN
2010 – 2016 Potbellied Pig Seminar, Quakertown, PA
2011 – 2018 Piggypalooza, a music fundraiser for PPN

Lectured at:

1995 Potbellied Pig Symposium, U of Penn, New Bolton Center
1996 Guest Lecturer at Harcum College, Veterinary Technician Class
1999 & 2000 Potbellied Pig Symposium, Ft. Myers, Florida
2001 Potbellied Pig Symposium, University of North Carolina School of Veterinary Medicine
2010 – 2012 Potbellied Pig Seminar, Quakertown, PA
2011 – 2016 Potbellied Pig Seminar, Richmond, Virginia
2017 Collective Impact for Pigs Symposium
2017 – 2018 Assisted Dr. Wilbers during Pet Pig Wet Lab at the North American Veterinary Conference, Orlando, Florida

Print Media:

Bucks County Herald
Philadelphia Inquirer
Veterinarian Practice News July 2007 & Nov. 2007
Bucks County Courier Times
Morning Call
United Airlines Hemispheres Magazine, Jan, 2011
Physically Fit Magazine
Fall 2008 Bucks County Magazine; (2 issues)
Nouveau Magazine
Pet Style News
Philadelphia Magazine

Television News:

Fox News
Channel 69 Lehigh Valley
Fremantle-Media Belgium television
Tokyo Broadcasting Statiom
documentary series Domestic Animals“  for Croatian National Television

Social Media:

Facebook – over 23,300 Facebook fans
Instagram – over 8,900 followers

Television Programs:

The Cute Show
Don Polec’s World
Don Polec’s World: Dancing with Pigs
We Love Pets, Animal Planet
Spoiled Rotten Pets, Nat Geo Wild
We Move Animals, Nat Geo Wild
DogFellow, Oprah Winfrey Network
National Pig Day, NBC Today Show, NY
Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl
Animal Planet’s Pet Pigs 101
Sesame Street Zoom
Huffington Post Live – “Pigs in Paradise” – Expert for Potbellied Pig Care