Open Houses

The Illinois Pork Producers, along with the Illinois Livestock Development Group, is proud to help pig farmers and their families host open houses for their new pig barns. Having an open house allows the friends, neighbors, and anyone in the community to see the inside of a pig barn before pigs arrive and ask questions. Our goal with these events is to educate consumers and help them get to know pig farmers on a more personal level.

 

Are you building a new barn and are interested in having an open house? Contact Jenny Jackson at IPPA (jenny@ilpork.com) for more information.

Clark Family

Rossville, IL

Carl and Jody Clark, third generation farmers in Vermilion County, hosted an Open House for their two new 4,100 head wean to finish hog barns. Carl’s grandfather set roots in Vermilion County in 1966, and the Clark family has been there...
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McWhorter Family

Effingham, IL

On February 2, Clark and Rachael McWhorter held an open house for thier new 2,400 wean-to-market hog barn. They will be contracting with Borgic Farms out of Nokomis, IL. Nearly 150 people attended this event for tour of the barn and some light...
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McCune Family

Sheffield, IL

Harry McCune and his wife, Dee, jumped head first into livestock in 2016. They now have two 2,400 head wean to finish barns and held and open house on November 29. The McCune family, like all pig farmers, are dedicated to preserving the environment...
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Garner Open House

Alexander, IL

Garett Garner held an open house for his new 2,400 head wean to finish barn in Alexander, IL on November 17.  Morgan County is predominatly row crops and Garett hopes to inspire others in the area to think about livestock...
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Corzine Family

Assumption, IL

Caleb and Tarcie Corzine, Shelby County, IL, hold an open house with family, friends and neighbors to tour their new hog barn. See how the new barn supports Illinois agriculture and provides a great future for the young...
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Guymon Family

Carthage, IL

Congratulations to the Guymon family on their new 2,400 head wean to finish hog barn! Guymon's will be contracting with the Maschhoff's to get the pigs in the barn. On September 22, they held an open house to allow friends and neighbors to...
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Winkelman Family

Concord, IL

On August 4, the Winkelman Family hosted an open house for their newest barn. Pig farming is a family business for Dale and Sharon Winkelman. Now, their son Alex and his family, have the opportunity to come back to the farm with the addition of this...
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Will Family

Sigel, IL

On March 17, Brian and Karen Will held an open house for their new hog barn near Sigel, IL in Cumberland County. The barn will be a 2,400 head wean to market facility.  The Will’s are contract growers for Borgic Farms in Nokomis, IL....
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Mountain-Springer Family

Pearl, IL

The Mountain and Springer families hosted an open house at their new barn on January 22nd. It was a cold day with snow covering the ground, but that didn't stop the crowd. About 125 people showed up to tour the barn, watch the ribbon cutting,...
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Wildermuth Family

Osco, IL

On November 19, Taylor and Bridgett Wildermuth opened the doors to their new hog barn for a ribbon cutting ceremony. The barn is a 2,480 head wean to market barn located in Osco in Henry County.  Growing up Taylor enjoyed helping his father and...
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Six Family

Meredosia, IL

The Six family celebrated the opening of their new 4,600 head wean to market hog barn near Meredosia, Ill. in Morgan County by hosting an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on September 2nd. There are now six generations of the Six family to...
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Niemerg Family

Dieterich, IL

Mitch and Christine Niemerg celebrated the opening of their new 2,400 head wean to market hog barn near Dieterich, Ill. in Effingham County by hosting an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on September 4th. Mitch is a third generation farmer and...
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