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

Giving Back

With a farm to run, a 14-year-old daughter to chase after and responsibilities as newly-elected president of the National Pork Board, there isn’t much time left. But when my schedule allows, it’s important to give back to the community, whether [...] Read more

Meet A Pig Farmer – Derrick Sleezer

#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

Food Safety: Always on Our Minds

Chances are, unless you know one, you don’t spend much time thinking about pig farmers. But we think about you, the consumer, every day.

Just about every management practice, every decision, made on our [...] Read more

Promoting Pork through Volunteer Work

I don’t feel it is a coincidence that while growing up, I learned the value and dedication of volunteering through a youth agricultural program. The 4-H program has enriched my life in such unfathomable ways. 4-H built my character and [...] Read more

5 Ways Pig Farmers Have Food Safety in Mind

1.     They work closely with their veterinarian to keep their pigs healthy, and properly treat them when they get sick.

 

2.     Clean, clean, clean. They scrub those barns till they shine — or are at least are thoroughly disinfected.

 

3.     They wash [...] Read more

Meet a Pig Farmer – Brett Kaysen

#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

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