Career Success Stories

Brian H.

111I’m from Lee, Illinois. I grew up on a farm with show cattle and a few show pigs.

I started with SFI in December of 1998 as I managed the PAP sow unit when Schwartz farms began leasing the unit from MPI.

There are many things that I like about Schwartz Farms starting  with the great people who own the company right down to the honest, hard working staff who take the utmost pride in caring for the animals. I’m very proud to say I work for  Schwartz Farms.

I’m thankful for the opportunity to help coach high school softball in Mt. Lake as well as help umpire when I can and volunteer some time helping at the golf course. I try to sneak in  few rounds of golf when I can.

 

Eduardo S.

My name is Eduardo S. I’m originally from Chichihualco, Guerrero- Mexico. I am currently the Department Leader of Farrowing at the Sandy Ridge site.   I do not come from a pig background so I didn’t know anything about pigs when I started with Schwartz Farms in May of 2015. I decided to work for Schwartz Farms because the salaries were competitive, and I heard that there were opportunities to advance & grow.

I feel Schwartz Farms treats people fairly, respectfully, and opportunities are equal. I feel the company has given me the opportunity and tools to become a good leader.

Other than work, I am involved with my church and its activities. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, fishing, and camping!

 

Ashley E.

I am the Nursery Production Training Coordinator here at Schwartz Farms. I have been working full time at SFI since May of 2015. Before becoming a full time employee of SFI, I interned in the summer of 2014. Prior to my internship, I had spent very little time in swine facilities and had never been inside of a sow farm.

I am originally from Le Mars, IA where I grew up being an active member of 4-H and helping on my grandparents’ farm. Most of my livestock experience previous to working with SFI was with cattle and horses.

After completing my degree in Animal Science at Iowa State University, I decided I wanted to return to SFI and start my career. From my previous experience with the SFI team, I felt like they were a great company, and I wanted to become a part of that. I wanted to join a company where I could build a career for myself. Through my time with SFI, I have been able to gain a more detailed understanding of the industry through time with both consumers and producers. SFI wants to help me grow in my career and extends to me  the opportunities to do so regularly.

In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering with the Brown County 4-H program as head of the Ambassador Program, participating in the Brown County Pork Producers and being a member of the Sleepy Eye Young Professionals. I have also recently joined the SFI Emerging Leaders Program. When I am not busy in the Brown County area, I enjoy traveling home to help with the farm and spend time with my family.