To Protect and Preserve

Keith enjoys canoeing in the river that is kept clean through environmental practices with his pig barns.
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, real pig farmers like me are environmentalists. Perhaps the original environmentalists. We’ve been taking care of the planet our entire lives and it has nothing to do with being trendy or hip. (Those things have never been real high on my priority list, anyway.)

I could list 1,000 things we do in our barns, office and fields to preserve the Earth, but I think it really just boils down to being astutely aware of this immense responsibility we have every single day. The environment is always on my mind, and each of my employees’ minds. We’re constantly aware that literally everything we do impacts the environment, either in a positive way or a negative way. You, too: Every time you start your car. Every time run the dishwasher. Every time you pay a bill.

It’s our policy to constantly work toward making as little impact as possible.

Another thing to remember is this is our home. We are our own closest neighbor. My commute is a 150 feet walk from my home to my office every morning. We’ve raised our kids on our family farm and now our grandchildren regularly spend time out here, too. We spend a lot of time outdoors, riding horses, canoeing and camping. And that’s why we’ll do everything in our power to protect the environment.