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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...

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