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Latest Episodes

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.

The Dawn of Acuity Genetics | Dr. Clint Schwab
September 09, 2020

Clint Schwab serves as President of Acuity, with overall fiscal and operational accountability for the business. Clint received his bachelor’s degree in animal science from Colorado State University before completing his master’s and Ph.D.

Discovering Profitability In Various Forms Of Pork Production | Kelly Worthington & Christina Stender
September 01, 2020

Whispering Wind Farms was the first breeder in Alberta with the sole concentration on pasture pork genetics. In 2015, Kelly Worthington and Jon Lendvoy of Whispering Wind Farms began raising the Kunekune breed which could graze and finish as efficient ...

Boss Hog: How Leadership and Collaboration Drive Innovation | Wendell H. Murphy
August 19, 2020

Wendell Holmes Murphy was born September 23, 1938, to Holmes & Lois King Murphy of Rose Hill, North Carolina, and is the brother of Harry Daniel (Pete) Murphy and the late Joyce Murphy Minchew. Wendell was raised in Duplin County on a farm in the Regi...

COVID – Revealing Who We Are And Where We Want To Be | Dr. Chase Stahl & Mike Wubbena
July 30, 2020

Chase grew up on a farm near Clarion, IA. He graduated from Clarion-Goldfield High School in 2004 and completed his undergraduate studies at Drake University in 2008 with dual degrees in Biochemistry and Environmental Science.

Kansas State Identifies Successful Way To Slow Pig Growth | Dr. Mike Tokach
July 30, 2020

Named among the 50 people who have made the greatest impact in the U.S. swine industry in the last 50 years, Mike Tokach, professor of animal sciences and industry, is a swine nutrition researcher and extension specialist at Kansas State University.