To Protect and Preserve

Keith enjoys canoeing in the river that is kept clean through environmental practices with his pig barns.

 

When you think of an environmentalist, what do you picture?

Does he look anything like me?

While I may not fit the picture in your head, [...] Read more

Reducing Our Environmental Impact

Derrick Sleezer is a pig farmer who also raises row crops and always focuses on caring for the environment.

At our house and farm, reducing our environmental impact is an integral part of our entire farm.

Like many of my fellow real [...] Read more

Animal Care is a 24/7 For Pig Farmers

Caring for animals brings me joy.

It’s hard work, sure, and the pay certainly doesn’t reflect the time and stress that goes into it. But watching our pigs grow and strive and excel is the kind of reward that’s worth a [...] Read more

5 Ways Subway Got it Wrong

When Subway recently announced — that soon all meat served in its restaurants would be sourced from farms that use no antibiotics at any time — some folks cheered. But, the thing is, all meat sold in the U.S. is [...] Read more

Caring for Pigs Brings Satisfaction

Derrick Sleezer is a pig farmer from Cherokee, Iowa. An avid golfer, he played for Drake Univeristy alongside the PGA’s Zach Johnson and has coached at the high school and college levels.

Pig farming isn’t easy. It’s not the most lucrative [...] Read more

PQA + Teaches Food Safety to Farmers

#RealPigFarming unites pig farmers, academics, youth, veterinarians and allied industry members to talk about pig farming. There are many different ways to raise pigs and #RealPigFarming celebrates all farmers and how they choose to raise their pigs. The most important [...] Read more

Meet A Pig Farmer – Todd Wiley

#RealPigFarming unites pig farmers, academics, youth, veterinarians and allied industry members to talk about pig farming. There are many different ways to raise pigs and #RealPigFarming celebrates all farmers and how they choose to raise their pigs. The most important [...] Read more