ROSSVILLE, Ill. — The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA), along with the Illinois Livestock Development Group (ILDG), is coordinating an Open House for two new 4,100-head wean-to-finish hog barns for third generation farmers, Carl and Jody Clark, near Rossville, Illinois.
When: Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 4:30 – 7:30 PM. Ribbon cutting at 5:00 PM
Where: Clark hog farm – 5586 E. 3550 N. Rd., Rossville, IL
Why: The Clark family is inviting friends, family, and community members to their barns as an opportunity to explore and ask questions before the pigs move in. The ILDG and the IPPA share a common goal of promoting these farmers’ contributions to their family, and community.
Other sponsors of the event are: Automated Production, Birkey’s, Danner Construction, Eastern Illini Electric Co-op, EIP Manufacturing, EPS Buildings, The Equity, Illini FS, IL Pork Producers Association & the Pork Checkoff, Maximum Ag Technologies, QC Supply, Silver Bros. Concrete, Space Ray Heaters, United Prairie LLC, and Wieser Concrete.
Directions to the farm are as follows: From Interstate 74 – Take the Rt. 49 exit, head north on Rt. 49 to Rossville road (3550 N), turn right and go 3 miles east to farm. Or from Interstate 57 to Rantoul – Take Rt. 136 exit, Take Rt. 136 east to Rt. 49, turn left on Rt. 49 heading north, turn right on Rossville road (3550 N), go 3 miles east to farm
- Get a first-hand look at the inside of two new 4,100 head wean to finish barns before the pigs move in
- See the latest products and technologies for pig care and environmental stewardship
- Visit with the Clark family and learn how they continue to be good stewards of the environment and their community
- A FREE pork chop sandwich, chips & drink will be served.
For more information about the event contact:
Contact Carl Clark at (217) 304-3152.
— Illinois Pork Producers Association
For more news from Illinois, click here.