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The Niman Ranch Way | Paul Willis
May 10, 2021

Paul Willis is a 5th generation family farmer and founder of the Niman Ranch Pork Company. He has owned and operated the Willis Free Range Pig Farm in Iowa since 1975. Today he works hard to increase opportunities for traditional,

Tips For A Smokin’ Summer | Greg DiLaura
May 07, 2021

Greg graduated from the University of Iowa in 2001, with a Bachelor of Arts in economics. Greg spent the next 7 years working in his family business, a sales and marketing agency in the business products, education and janitorial markets.

Selecting and Preparing Gilts for Success | Ron Ketchem
March 29, 2021

Ron Ketchem graduated from the University of Missouri in 1973 with a BS in Animal Science and master studies in Reproductive Physiology and Animal Breeding. He worked 12 years for a genetic company in production, sales,

The Evolution of Electronic Sow Feeding (ESF) and the Dawn of Prop 12 | Robert Drew
March 26, 2021

Robert Drew has well over 3 decades of experience that he brings with him to MAXIMUM AG in both Outdoor and Indoor sow production on a large scale. Along with establishing on-farm Quality Management Programs and Independent Consulting roles,

Powering the Future of the Swine Industry | TJ Klith
March 01, 2021

TJ Klith is a project designer and member of the solar business development team for Trusted Energy out of Storm Lake, Iowa. He is certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) as a Photovoltaic (PV) Installation Prof...

Food: The Fantastic and Underutilized Role of Pork | Vivian Howard
February 25, 2021

Vivian Howard is an award-winning cookbook author, TV personality, chef, and restaurateur. Her first cookbook, Deep Run Roots: Stories & Recipes from My Corner of the South (2016), is a New York Times bestseller and was named “Cookbook of the Year” by ...

The Importance of Self-Examination of Goals and Processes for Decision-Makers | Jay Goodwin
February 17, 2021

Jay has over 35 years of programming experience across a variety of domains including embedded systems, network appliances, industrial automation, Unix-based servers, as well as stand-alone applications. He also has extensive experience in both product...

Maintaining a Sow’s Condition During Lactation | Todd Heisterkamp
February 09, 2021

Todd Heisterkamp was raised in a multi-generational farm family in western Iowa. Being a young man witnessing the struggles of his family during the fuel crisis of the late 1970s and the farm crisis of the early 1980s,

Chasing Fostering Excellence | Mike Ellis
February 01, 2021

Mike Ellis was born and brought up in a coal mining village in the north of England. He obtained B.S. (in Agriculture) and Ph.D. (in Applied Swine Genetics) degrees from the Department of Agriculture at the University Newcastle-Upon-Tyne where from 19...

2021 Outlook: True vs Truth | Jim Long
January 20, 2021

Jim Long is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. He is responsible for the direction of Genesus, drives change and sets the strategy and vision for the company, overseeing day to day business of running and manag...