Bringing Youth Back to the Farm in Rural America

The Breakfast Club teaches youth how to raise hogs, making the knowledge accessible to those who don’t necessarily come from a farming family, and helping first-generation farmers pursue a career in agriculture.

Op-Ed | California Crate-Free Law Offers Hog Farmers Economic Opportunity

Both Prop 12 and Question 3 passed with sweeping voter support, indicating approval for better animal welfare practices.

Young Farmers Bring Small-scale, Humane Hog Farming Back to Iowa

Neighbors love to drive by and see a young family raising hogs outdoors again—a rare sight in Erik and Mikala Boors’ part of Iowa.

Finding Balance as a Sixth-Generation Pig Farmer

Family farmer Aaron Williams is committed to raising hogs sustainably. Now, he’s traveling across the country to explain why.

Nurturing a Path to Success for Small, Sustainable Sheepherders

Family farmer Levi Wahl hopes to build a business that he can pass on for his children to enjoy as much as he does.

From Farm to Planet, Lessons on Building Multigenerational Farming and Food Systems

Conversations with family farmers, retailers, food producers, journalists, chefs, and advocates serve as a reminder that we all have a role to play in supporting farmers.

A New Hog Farming Model for the Next Generation

Steven and Alaina Imhoff knew they wanted to expand their hog farming at Triple Creek Farms in southeast Iowa. And they were convinced that the industrial route wasn’t going to suit them. In 2019, they connected with Niman Ranch, which…

A Farmers’ Network Offers Sound Business Advice—and Community

After inheriting his family’s deep respect for the land and animals, Jake Beeler faced financial hardship and struggled to maintain his farm. But a network of family farmers has helped him develop a sustainable business.

A Network for Independent Family Farmers: “It’s Like a Family”

Niman Ranch’s network allows farmers to maintain their independence while receiving critical resources and support.

A Market for Small-Scale Hog Farmers to Thrive

In central Iowa, small-scale hog farmer Travis Flaherty takes pride in raising his animals more sustainably, allowing them to exhibit their natural behaviors.

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