The Good Neighbor
I’m proud of what I do – proud of the way I raise my pigs and proud of my efforts to help the community I live in understand how my operation works.

A Steward of the Land
As pork producers, my husband and I take our responsibility for environmental stewardship seriously. We have a moral, social and fiscal responsibility to be good managers – to pass our land, our values and the same agriculture opportunities we’ve enjoyed onto future generations.

The Producers Pledge and the Healthy Herd
Looking after the well-being of my animals helps me deliver the high-quality, wholesome products my customers expect.

The Dedicated Producers and the Delicious Pork
I’m committed to delivering safe, high-quality pork to our customers here in the U.S. and all around the world. Delivering meals to their tables is more than just my job – it’s my responsibility.      

The Real Story of the Responsible Pork Producer
For me, getting involved with PQA Plus was an easy choice to make. Responsible Pork production is the key to my operation’s success.  


“For me, getting involved with PQA Plus® was an easy choice to make. Responsible pork production is the key to my operation’s success. And the PQA Plus program is an assurance to me, our industry and our customers that I raise my hogs safely and responsibly.”

– My name is Karen Richter. I’m a Minnesota pork producer, and I’m PQA Plus® certified.


“Looking after the well-being of my animals helps me deliver the high-quality, wholesome products my customers expect. That commitment to health and safety is the key to my success. And more importantly, I believe it’s the right thing to do.”

My name is Phil Borgic. I’m an Illinois pork producer, and I care about the health and safety of my animals.


“Regardless of how tough things are right now for pork producers, it’s still critical to reach out to those removed from animal agriculture and help them understand that we are committed to only using production practices that keep our hogs safe and protect our natural resources.”

My name is Sharon Oetting. I’m a Missouri pork producer, and I am a steward of the land .


“In order to have a good relationship with my neighbors, I need to be more than a name on a sign in front of my farm. That’s why I’m committed to the PQA Plus and Operation Main Street programs. These programs allow me to do more than just claim I’m a responsible producer, they allow me to prove it to every neighbor, friend and consumer who makes up my community.”

My name is Brad Greenway. I’m a South Dakota pork producer, and I’m a good neighbor.


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