Christensen Farms, a leader in the pork production industry, proudly announces the celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2024. Founded in 1974 by Bob Christensen with the support of the Christensen family, the company has grown from humble beginnings to a cornerstone in the pork and agricultural community, contributing significantly to the industry’s progress and sustainability.
Glenn Stolt, Christensen Farms Chief Executive Officer, shared, “Bob believed in the values of integrity, innovation, and a commitment to excellence. Those values continue to guide us today. It’s the passion and resilience of each member of the Christensen Farms team that has propelled us to this remarkable point in our history.”
In the coming year, the company has exciting plans to commemorate its 50th anniversary. From special events and community outreach to initiatives that honor its heritage and celebrate the achievements and the people who have made it all possible.
“As we look to the future, we reflect to celebrate the achievements of our past and boldly envision the next chapter of our story,” Greg Howard, Christensen Farms President commented. “The agricultural landscape is evolving, and I am confident that with the same spirit that has carried us through the last 50 years, we will continue to thrive, innovate, and lead.”
Over the past five decades, Christensen Farms has demonstrated a commitment to the people who are forever woven into the success story of the company as it relates to their people, pigs, planet and prosperity through the values of respect, integrity, excellence, adaptability and innovation. The company’s dedication to quality and integrity has positioned it as a trusted partner for customers, suppliers, and communities alike.
“I want to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude to every member of the Christensen Farms team – past and present, Mary Ann Christensen, Christensen Farms Owner, expressed. “Your hard work, dedication, and shared commitment to our values have been the driving force behind our success. It’s your passion that has transformed Christensen Farms into more than a business; it’s a legacy.”
As Christensen Farms embarks on its next chapter, the company remains steadfast in its mission of responsibly raising high-quality, wholesome pork for the noble purpose of providing food to a growing population.
View this video for a personal message from Christensen Farms Owner, Mary Ann Christensen:
About Christensen Farms
Christensen Farms is one of the largest, family-owned pork producers in the United States, marketing over 3.6 million hogs per year. Headquartered in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, the company operates throughout the Midwest with facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and South Dakota. Christensen Farms owns three feed mills, manages 140,000 sows on 44 farms, and oversees more than 350 nurseries and grow finish sites. The company employs nearly 1,000 people and maintains 1,500 contract partnerships.
The company is vertically integrated with a strong presence across the pork value chain – from farm to fork. Christensen Farms is the largest shareholder of Triumph Foods LLC, a producer-owned primary pork processing plant in St. Joseph, Missouri. In turn, Triumph Foods members own 50 percent of Daily’s Premium Meats, a specialty pork processor of bacon and other premium pork products. Triumph Foods also holds a 50 percent partnership in Seaboard Triumph Foods, LLC of Sioux City, Iowa, a primary pork processing plant.
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