Pam Janssen, Current Past President
Pam has served on the IPPA board since 2010. In that time frame, she has served on multiple committees including Marketing, Education/Youth, and Expo. She has also served on the executive committee as treasurer, secretary, and president-elect. She is currently serving as president of the organization.
The Janssen family has a 200 head farrow-to-finish pig farm in Woodford County. Additionally, the farm has 200 head of feeder calves and 1,200 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat, and hay. Their farm was established in 1874 and has been recognized as a centennial farm.
She and her husband, Bob, who have been married for 30 years, are fifth generation farmers. They have three children, Ben (28), Kim (26), and Brian (25).
Pam attends the First Baptist Church in Minonk and supplies sausage for the Minonk Fire & Rescue squad’s annual sausage and pancake breakfast in her community. She also hosts tours for the Illinois Central College agriculture classes to expand their knowledge of pork production.
Being part of IPPA has allowed Pam to gain valuable information as a producer. If she could give advice to someone looking to expand into livestock production it would be, “ Make sure to learn all the rules and regulations first, as to not become a target for non-farm people, and then simply enjoy what you do.