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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...

Venture Capital and its Critical Role in Livestock Production and Animal Health | Kevin Lockett
December 31, 2020

Kevin brings nearly 20 years of experience in financing, managing, growing, and investing in early-stage companies. Kevin brought his operational expertise in managing and growing other organizations to the Kansas Bioscience Authority (KBA) in 2013 as...

Equipping the Team for Optimizing Performance | Jon Hoek
December 24, 2020

Jon Hoek grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago, IL, and was inspired to Agriculture by his Grandpa. He graduated with a degree in Agricultural Production Management in 1986. From 1987 to 1997 he owned and operated a 550-sow farrow to finish swine o...

The Modern Family Farm | Dave DeVries
December 15, 2020

Dave DeVries is a third-generation farmer from Drayton, Ontario, Canada. With his wife Lauren, they operate Zeldenrust Farms Ltd., a farrow to finish hog farm, producing hogs for the Raised Without Antibiotics market.

The Lingering Effects of the Covid Pandemic | Drew Mogler
December 08, 2020

Drew Mogler is the public policy director of the Iowa Pork Producers Association, a position he has held since 2018. He previously served as IPPA’s producer outreach director and producer education director. As the public policy director,

The Journey of Modernizing Swine Operations | Rebecca Barton
November 13, 2020

What can you learn from this episode of Popular Pig? • How Rebecca Barton got involved with the pork industry • Her role in the business • How her operations have changed • What it was like to go from outdoor gestation to full indoor production

The Use of Cooling Pads to Reduce Heat Stress in Sows and Boars | Dr. Allan Schinkel
October 23, 2020

What can you learn from this episode of Popular Pig? Dr. Allan Schinkel's background and how he got involved with the swine industry Dr. Schinkel's research around heat stress and sow cooling What inspired his research of heat stress

Leveraging Technology to Create the Future You Want | Tork & Sawyer Whisler
October 08, 2020

Tork Whisler is a 5th generation farmer from Washington, IA. He and his wife Tricia have two adult sons, Clay and Sawyer. In addition to their contract finishing and grain operation, Tork spent 15 years in the swine construction business with Precision...

EPI Air Technology and Its Impact on the Air Quality of the Pork Industry | Victor Munsen
September 30, 2020

Victor Munsen has a degree in Biology from Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA in Operations and Technology Management from The University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has been a consultant to technology start-ups and established pharmaceutical companies...

The Role of Joy and Strengths in Company Culture | Tomer Yogev
September 22, 2020

Tomer Yogev is an executive coach to leading entrepreneurs and innovators, a professor of Entrepreneurship, a sought-after board member & advisor, retired serial entrepreneur, and a self-described "business bohemian.