The John Frankie Singleton family of Pitt County is North Carolina's Farmers Home Administration Farm Family of the Year for 1976. The award is presented to the FHA farm family that demonstrates the most outstanding achievements in the state in farm methods, financial progress, family living, property investment, and resourcefulness in overcoming adversities. The family operates a swine operation in Pitt County. In 1966, the Singletons owned five hogs. By 1976, the operation had grown to about 125 sows averaging about 9.6 pigs per little. Quality is synonymous with the Singleton name, so much so that bids on the hogs are sometimes made without the buyers actually seeing the hogs they are bidding on.