#RealPigFarming – Meet The Legends

Missouri pig farmer Everett Forkner loves pigs. They’ve been part of his life, in fact, since the day he and his wife, Ruby, established TRULINE® Genetics in 1958. Today, Forkner Farms is a 2,000-acre family farm that includes two sons [...] Read more

The Changing Role Of Women Pig Farmers

Wanda (left) and Jan (right) have been blazing trails for women pig farmers.

As someone who has been raising pigs for a long time, Wanda Patsche has noticed a number of changes in the role of women in pig farming in [...] Read more

Women Farmers: An Invaluable Segment


As a sixth generation farm girl, Cristen Clark, who lives in central Iowa, knows that the role of women in pig farming is nothing new. After all, her mother helped raise livestock long before Cristen, herself, became a pig farmer [...] 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

Public Health: Absolutely Paramount

I’ve been asked more than once recently about public health. What are we real pig farmers doing about it? Do we think about it often? Ever?

The short answer: A lot and constantly.

Public health is one of those things where if [...] 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

A Better Way: Brenneman Pork

What is Brenneman Pork Inc.’s key to sustainability? Constantly improving our farming practices every single day.

Many nine-year-olds choose pigs as a first 4-H project. Not many turn that project into a business that employs most of the family. But [...] Read more

Meet A Pig Farmer – Jan Archer

#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