Chad & Julia Krogman welcomed friends and neighbors to an open house at their new 2,450 wean-to-finish pig barn, near Shannon, IL.
"We’ve been married 8 years and desire a farm lifestyle for our family where we can work together as husband
and wife and build a legacy to pass on to our three sons. We both grew up on farms and have been around agriculture all our lives.
Over the years, we have worked for other farms, FS, hauled livestock and raised a few cattle as freezer beef for others while saving our pennies for something like this. In 2015, we were blessed with the opportunity to move to this great community and custom feed with the existing buildings and had a goal to build a new barn.
We enjoy raising and caring for livestock and the environment. As first-generation farmers, we see raising hogs as an opportunity to work into an agricultural realm that is very capital intense. We feel blessed to have the opportunity to pursue our goals in agriculture and desire to be good stewards of what we’ve been given."