Employee Spotlight Program

 IPPA values the hard work done by pig farmers and employees to provide nutritious protein to consumers. To highlight these dedicated employees, we have created the Employee Spotlight Program in partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim. 


Each month we are inviting farm owners or employers to nominate their on-farm employees that go above and beyond. Each employee chosen monthly will receive a grilling set, recognition on our social channels and Chop Talk, and be entered to win the grand prize selected in October 2021.

*Nominations are rolling




October Employee of the Month

We are excited to announce our October Employee Spotlight, Freddy Carrillo. Freddy is a Breeding Manager for Borgic Farms, Inc in Nokomis, IL. For 14 years, Freddy has been on the farm in various positions. He has shown great leadership throughout the years and continues to share his knowledge with fellow employees. Thank you, Freddy for your dedication to the industry!


Photo: Left Freddy Carrillo, Right Josh Matli, Sow Farm Manager


November Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Dan Phillips of Eureka, IL for being our November Employee Spotlight. Dan has been a devoted team member of Leman Farms Inc. for 15 years. His current role as the Operations Manager includes being the primary caregiver to approximately 8400 pigs as well as overseeing the feed mill and corn storage bins to ensure all feed gets processed and delivered each day.


Farm owner Chad Leman said, “We are very grateful for Dan's work ethic and diligence in helping us care for our pigs, raise crops, and grow our farm.”  Thank you, Dan for your 24/7 care and dedication!


December Employee of the Month

Congratulations to our December Employee Spotlight, Teresa Anderson. Teresa has worked in the pork industry for over 25 years in various positions. She is currently the farm manager at Hufco, LLC in Malta, IL. Her passion shines through in all she does which includes caring for new piglets on the farm. She gives 110% to ensure all her "mamas" are taken care of. The farrowing house is the heart of the farm and it is Teresa’s priority to set each pig up for success.


Farm owner Bert Huftalin said, "Teresa also is very keenly aware of the financial hardships producers have faced this year, and takes it upon herself to suggest cost-saving measures for the farm.  For that we are truly appreciative and thankful.”


January Employee Spotlight

Congratulations to the January Employee of the month, Ermilo ChiCob. Ermilo is a Gestation Manager for Borgic Farms, Inc. in Nokomis, IL. He has been involved in the pork industry for 10 years and recently joined Borgic’s one year ago where he has excelled since day one. Since he took over the gestation department, he has implemented new organization and changed the farm culture for the better.  We are grateful for his focus and attention to detail on the job.  


Left Ermilo ChiCob, Right Josh Matli, Sow Farm Manager


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