JoAnn Alumbaugh

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Recent Stories by JoAnn Alumbaugh


A Country-Cured Artisan At Work

Jul 18, 2018 by JoAnn Alumbaugh
Uncompromising quality and loyalty to his roots are keystones for Allan Benton. He is the ham and bacon master at Benton's Smoky Mountain Country Hams near Madisonville, Tenn.

Allan Benton’s Friends of Distinction

Jul 18, 2018 by JoAnn Alumbaugh
Allan Benton, owner of Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams, says, “When you’re doing business with great chefs, you must be doing something right.” Here are a few of the celebrated chefs who love his products.

How to Host a Fantastic Farm Open House

Jul 17, 2018 by JoAnn Alumbaugh
Want to thank your landlords, showcase a new building, or share pork production practices with your neighbors or consumers? If so, consider hosting an event on your farm to build relationships and positive impressions.

The Art of the American Country-Cured Ham

Jul 16, 2018 by JoAnn Alumbaugh
Linton Hopkins views ham “as a metaphor for the way all quality food should be treated in the U.S.” He reveres artisans like Allan Benton, who sells up to 20,000 hams and more than 30,000 lb. of bacon every year.

Securing the Pork Supply

Jul 13, 2018 by JoAnn Alumbaugh
Dave Pyburn, DVM, senior vice president of science and technology for the National Pork Board, says it’s not “if” a foreign animal disease enters the U.S., it’s “when,” and the industry must be prepared.

Three Tips to Avoiding Media Traps

Jul 12, 2018 by JoAnn Alumbaugh
Here are examples of how reporters in the general media will try to get you to say something that they can take out of context, and some tips to make sure you don’t give them that opportunity.