Some people claim that raising livestock through FFA and 4-H hardens the hearts of our industry’s young people. Yet, if you have been involved in these organizations, you know it does just the opposite.
It’s certainly been a year filled with ups and downs, said Mike Haag, president of the Illinois Pork Producers. Between trade challenges, rumors of impeachment, African swine fever and more, it has not been boring.
Finding the right help for the farm is one of the most crucial elements to maintaining a sustainable and profitable farming operation. But you might need to venture outside our country’s borders to find it.
As they gathered in the bleachers to listen to industry leaders and experts share their knowledge about the swine industry, I couldn’t help but think these are the most important faces of our industry.
If you’re on the search for the best talent to join your organization, you want to create a welcoming environment. Is it possible your organization's recruiting behavior and reputation is discouraging job seekers?
One of the big draws of the Iowa Pork Congress is their dynamic trade show that draws in pork industry vendors to show off their latest technology, products and scientific advances. Here's a few that caught my eye.