Keys to keeping a family farm profitable for multiple generations

Swine it #142 with Phil Hord
calendar icon 6 May 2022
clock icon 2 minute read

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One key skill for businesses to remain profitable for a long time is being able to adapt to the constantly changing world around you to meet the needs of your customers and your employees. Hord Family Farms has been successful for many years, and in this episode, Phil Hord shares with us his experience joining the family farm as the 5th generation and what he has learned from the experience.

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What you will learn:

1. Younger minds entering family farms

2. Keys to keeping a hog operation running for several generations

3. Bringing value to the business in a director position

4. The value in research at production facilities?

5. Transitioning from finance to research

6. Key points

Meet the guest: Philip Hord is the Director of Sow Production and Research and Development at Hord Family Farms where he currently leads the sow production teams, as well as research and innovation initiatives for the business. He is the first of the 5th generation to join the family business. Before joining the business, he attended Cedarville University where he gained his Bachelors of Business Finance in 2015. He also went outside the farm to gain experience in swine farming, interning at both Fair Oaks and Clemens Food Group.

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Márcio Gonçalves

Founder of Swine it
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