Patrick Bane, an Illinois pig farmer, has been named America’s Pig Farmer of the Year by the National Pork Board. Bane will travel the U.S. as an ambassador and voice for the pork industry throughout the year.
A growing school district, an active housing boom and rising pay scales are just a few examples of how the new Prestage Foods of Iowa pork processing plant in Eagle Grove, Iowa, is impacting the local economy.
Are you taking time to tell your story? In a world of quick answers, Illinois pig farmer Pat Bane believes farmers should take time to explain why they do what they do. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at his farm.
From the evolution of genetic performance and the improvement of phenotypic preferences, to the initiation of youth involvement and education, raising purebred hogs today looks very different from what it used to.