Mr. Hoffman is the 2019 America's Pig Farmer of the Year. On behalf of the Pork Board Speakers Bureau he presented via ZOOM at our meeting on Thursday, September 10.
"I want to help consumers understand what farmers do to raise healthy pigs."
A first-generation farmer, Chris began his career working for companies that manage pig farms across the state. He liked the prospect of the freedom a family business offers and the farming lifestyle. He now owns a 250-acre farm which raises pigs and broilers. He serves as a Vice President of Pennsylvania Farm Bureau  and is a Trustee for Penn State University. He was selected as the 2019 America's Pig Farmer of the Year, which represents farmers nationwide. 
About a third of their production is distributed to grocery stores, with another 42% to meat packers, i.e., Hatfield and Leidy's and 25% is exported internationally.
Being very focused on health, technology has been a key element in raising productivity. 
When Covid-19 hit, they had to adjust schedules to a variety of split shifts. Quite a challenge with a 24/7 operating facility.
Mark extolled the nutritional virtues of pork tenderloin, a great source of lean protein. "Eat everything but the squeal!"
Click Lazy Hog Farm for a brief video of the family owned and operated business working hard to feed the world. Link to website:
Via a separate emails you received some relevant documents from Chris which you will find quite useful in bettering your understanding of pork nutrition and a variety of recipes.