A crop farmer to a crop and livestock farmer?
Jordan lives on a Century Farm in Marshall County near the town of Melbourne, Iowa. He’s a fifth generation farmer who recently added pig care to his responsibilities.
Jordan and his parents used to raise pigs, but got out in 1998. They made do with their income from grain and custom feeding cattle. But with the recent hard times in the grain sector, Jordan sought options. He spoke with his banker about the soil health and yield benefits of natural fertilizer, and the opportunity of managing a hog barn.
Now he’s welcomed “Hog Heaven” to his farming enterprise, a finishing farm that has slashed his commercial fertilizer costs for his crop ground and added a steady flow of income for his family.