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America's Pig Farmer of the Year, Leon Sheets, raises 33,000 pigs on his farm in northeast Iowa where he focuses on animal care and environmental sustainability. Watch Leon's video to see why has been his life-long passion:
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Real Pig Farming Feb 21
Pigs are enormously important to U.S. agriculture, the economy and the livelihoods of thousands of family farmers. But, why pigs? How did they get here? Let’s look back at the long history of in America in today's blog:
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Real Pig Farming Feb 20
Keith Schoettmer, 2015 America's Pig Farmer of the Year, shares how he and his wife Darla's successful blind date turned into finding love and building a life together. Read Keith's blog post here:
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Real Pig Farming Feb 19
Transportation can influence animal well-being and pork quality. This is why there is an industry training program, Transport Quality Assurance, to provide resources for anyone who transports pigs.
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Real Pig Farming Feb 17
What is delicious, full of flavor and has its own festival? Bacon. Check out all of the bacon related events happening at this year! Share your favorite way to enjoy bacon in the comments.
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Real Pig Farming Feb 15
Pig farmers share Olympic athletes’ dedication, only on a different front. In our latest blog, we talk about how pig farmers channel Olympic athletes in their dedication to providing a safe, wholesome food supply raised in the most ethical, safe and res...
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Real Pig Farming Feb 14
Wishing you a day full of true love and bacon. Happy Valentine's Day!
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Real Pig Farming Feb 13
We are celebrating Valentine's Day all month with these terrific love stories. Read how Terry and his wife Diane's love story unfolded in our latest blog post:
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Real Pig Farming Feb 13
If anyone needs a fun graphic to share for , here is a cute one!
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National Pork Board Feb 12
Countdown to Valentine's Day! Treat your special people with this year! Here's how: 1.) Roll strips of thick-cut bacon and secure with 2 toothpicks 2.) Bake at 400° F for 30-35 min. 3.) Cool to room temp. 4.) Optional: Dip in melted chocolate and dip in red sugar!
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Real Pig Farming Feb 12
There are plenty of reasons to love . Here are some of the top reasons we received in our latest blog post:
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Real Pig Farming Feb 9
If pig farmers ran the Olympics, what would the events be? Share your top three Olympic events!
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Real Pig Farming Feb 7
Through her involvement with the NJSA, Shelby Veum followed her passion for agriculture and to a university that continued to feed her interest for the industry. Read Shelby's blog post here:
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Real Pig Farming Feb 5
It's the month of love! What are the top two reasons you love being a pig farmer? Share a photo and your reasons in the comments!
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Real Pig Farming Feb 4
Today we are cheering for bacon. Share your best bacon snacks and appetizers that are making an appearance at your Super Bowl party today!
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Real Pig Farming Feb 2
As the groundhog looks for his shadow, pigs are sitting comfortably inside a barn. Happy Groundhog Day!
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Real Pig Farming Feb 1
Leon Sheets, a pig farmer from Ionia, Iowa, has been named America’s Pig Farmer of the Year® for the remainder of 2017-18 program year. Click the link to learn more about the unexpected change and to meet Leon in our blog post:
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Real Pig Farming Jan 31
In our latest blog, Logan talks about how he combines modern practices with an old-school feel on his farm to provide the best animal care for his pigs.
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Real Pig Farming Jan 30
Know a worthy student/grad student who plans to pursue a career in swine production, management or a related field? The Pork Industry Scholarship Applications are due Feb. 16. Click the link for more info and to view the application form:
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Real Pig Farming Jan 29
Carson Shay Read is a NJSA member who is an experienced showman, a leader in 4-H, and a proud FFA member. Carson is from Wise County, Texas where she raises pigs with her family. Carson talks to about being a young pig farmer:
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