Farmer Spotlight

Ken Maschhoff

Ken Maschhoff is a fifth-generation pork producer with the Maschhoff family business near Carlyle, Ill. He is chairman of Maschhoff Family Foods and co-owner and chairman of The Maschhoffs Inc., which is the third-largest pork producer in the country, producing about 3.5 million market hogs and 500,000 feeder pigs a year.

In addition to serving on the board of the National Pork Producers Council – this year he was elected vice president of NPPC – Ken serves as a member of the board of directors of Midland States Bank and Midland States Bancorp Inc. and has served on numerous state and national boards on behalf of the pork industry.

Ken received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Industries from Southern Illinois University (SIU), where he was selected “Outstanding Senior in Agriculture.” In 2005, he received the Service to Agriculture award from SIU’s College of Agricultural Sciences. He is a graduate of the Illinois Agricultural Leadership Program.

He and his wife Julie live on the home farm near Carlyle, Ill., and have four children. To learn more about Ken and his family’s operation, check out his video here.

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