Adam was born and raised on the farm and it has also become his chosen profession.
He and his wife are also raising their two children on the farm. “Whatever I’m doing, they want to be with me. Seeing the pigs and cows..they just love it.” says Grady. Adam enjoys the calm of the early morning and has the opinion that what we didn’t get finished yesterday, we can finish today and looks forward to the moment when he can be back at home at the end of the day spending time with his family. His grandfather and father had confinement pigs in years past and Adam had always worked with them, when they went out of the hog business Adam bought a few pigs for himself and started raising them on pasture. What started as a hobby has continued to grow into a solid supply of hogs for HNG brand.
When did you start farming and why?
Well, I was raised on a farm and I’ve been on a farm my whole life. It’s all I ever done.
Why did you choose to be producer with HNG?
To be honest, Jamie and I were both doing the same thing. We were both raising hogs and trying to find a way to market them. We got to butting heads going after similar markets. So, we put our heads together and made it work. Jamie takes care of the marketing, and I take care of the production side of things. It works really well. Marketing just wasn’t my thing, but it is the part that Jamie really seems to enjoy. It was just a natural fit.
What do you like to do when you are not on the farm?
My answer to that question would have to be that I seek the need for an internship- It’s a seven day a week job. We don’t do much else. I love what I do, so every day is fun to me.
What is your favorite farm memory?
There really isn’t just one thing that stands out in my memory. But as far as my personal life, there are two things that stand out; my son and my daughter. Kaden, my son, is five years old and Anna Kaye, my daughter, will be one in February. Kaden comes out on the farm with me all the time. Whatever I’m doing, he wants to be with me. Seeing the pigs and the cows… He just loves it.
What is your favorite time of day on the farm and why?
I love first thing in the morning the most. I have the opinion that every day is a new day, and what we didn’t get finished yesterday, we can finish today… I also love the end of the day because work is over and I get to go home and spend time with my family.
Who or what was your inspiration to raise animals on a pasture based system and why?
I guess it was just more or less that it was circumstantial. My dad and grandad have been raising hogs for years. Dad built a commercial confinement farm and operated it up until early 2000’s. I was in high school at the time. My friends were at the beach or wherever they were, and I was taking care of the hogs. Then my dad got out of the hog business. Eventually, I got a few hogs of my own because I missed them. So, I bought a few as a hobby and it just continued to grow…