With a collapsing hog market more than a dozen years ago, Iowa pork producers were searching for ways to expand their markets and return profitability to their enterprises. So ISU Extension and more than 20 organizations and 40-plus cooperatives and businesses formed a partnership called the Pork Niche Market Working Group. This learning community continues today.
“Pork Niche Market Working group is a catalyst for our success,” said Kelly Biensen, founder and general manager of Eden Farms. “Never underestimate people power and what can be accomplished by working together.”