Real Pig Farming

#RealPigFarming unites pig farmers, academics, youth, veterinarians and allied industry members to discuss how modern pork production really works.

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Real Pig Farming Team

#RealPigFarming unites pig farmers, academics, youth, veterinarians and allied industry members to discuss how modern pork production really works.

Jan Archer

Jan is a pig farmer from North Carolina and president of the Pork Checkoff. Alongside her husband Jack they raise pigs, soybeans and corn on their family farm.

Keith Schoettmer

Keith is the 2015 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year. He and his wife, Darla own Schoettmer Prime Pork in Indiana.

Brad Greenway

Brad is the 2016 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year. He and his wife, Peggy farm near Mitchell, South Dakota.

Dr. Kyle Coble

Dr. Kyle Coble is the senior production manager of production strategies in swine nutrition at New Fashion Pork. He is also a 2017 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow.

Madison Schafer

Madison Schafer is the seventh generation on her family’s farm and has been raising pigs for her entire life. Madison is a 2017 Pig Farmer of Tomorrow.

Logan Thornton

Logan Thornton returned to the family farm in Idaho after college to run The Flying Pig Farm. Logan is a 2017 Pig Farmer of Tomorrow.

Terry O'Neel

Terry O’Neel is the owner and manager of O’Neel Farm in Friend, Nebraska. O’Neel was the National Pork Board President from 2017–2018.

Leslie McCuiston

Leslie is a pig farmer from Columbus, NE and works as a senior production manager at The Maschhoffs, LLC. Leslie was named America’s Pig Farmer of the Year 2017

Leon Sheets

Leon is a pig farmer from Ionia, Iowa where he raises 33,000 pigs on his family farm. Leon was America’s Pig Farmer of the Year in 2017.

Christine Snowden

Christine Snowden is an AMVC farrowing manager on a sow farm in Illinois. She is a 2018 Pig Farmer of Tomorrow.

Adam Krause

After graduating from SDSU, Adam Krause is fully involved with pig farming near his home in Clear Lake, South Dakota. Adam is a 2018 Pig Farmer of Tomorrow.

Emma Lasco

Emma is a 2018 Pig Farmer of Tomorrow and is employed with Smithfield Foods Hog Production in Iowa where she works closely with contract pig farmers.

Steve Rommereim

Steve Rommereim is a pig farmer from Alcester, South Dakota. Rommereim is the 2018–2019 National Pork Board president.

Patrick Bane

Patrick is a pig farmer from Arrowsmith, Illinois where he operates a 3,000-sow close wean-to-finish farm. He is the 2018 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year.

Ben Wikner

After graduating from ISU in 2018, Ben has returned home to his family’s farrow-to-wean pig farm near Farmersburg, Iowa. Ben is a 2019 Pig Farmer of Tomorrow.

Ben Luebbering

Ben plans to return home to his family’s farrow to finish pig farm near St. Thomas, Missouri upon graduating from college. Ben is a Pig Farmer of Tomorrow.

Bailee Arnold

Bailee is a graduate of the NC State Ag Institute and is the sow farm manager for Maxwell Foods, LLC in Goldsboro, NC. Bailee is a Pig Farmer of Tomorrow.

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