Interesting reading in the Chronicle-Tribune today about Van Buren-area Farmgirl Kris Goff, who moved back to the area with her husband, in part, to raise a family and to breed and sell swine.
Farmgirl Kris works for Purdue Extension and is active with 4-H clubs.
“I enjoy the people I work with, especially the kids, and watching them grow as they go through 4-H,” she says.
Kris and her husband Bret have been farming, mostly as a hobby, since 1999 and, according to the article, are seeing some success. Check out Goff Select Swine Genetics.
But rising demands for corn for ethanol is raising feed prices.
The paper notes that, "This has caused some farmers to lose $30 to $50 per pig," Goff's husband Bret told the paper. "The equation involving meat and ethanol is unbalanced."