Illinois Farm Families Happenings: Field Moms’ Pig Pen
The Illinois Farm Families Field Moms (Chicago moms who are touring six farms this year) watched Jen Sturtevant’s pigs grow. And grow and grow … all the way to market.
The Field Moms joined Jen, a hog farmer from Lanark in Northwestern Illinois, in virtual meetings from March to August to learn how farmers care for their pigs and to watch three litters grow.
The Field Moms also watched crops grow on Donna Jeschke’s farm in Mazon in Grundy County.
If sales of the pigs, corn and soybeans turn a profit, they will buy fresh pork for the food pantry of the Field Moms’ choice.