On July 3, 2018, representatives of Christensen Farms presented Officer Eric Schwarzrock of the Brown County Sheriff’s Office with a gift of $1,000. The gift was in recognition and appreciation for ALICE Trainings at held at Christensen Farms headquarters in late May and early June by Schwarzrock and his colleagues within the Sleepy Eye and New Ulm Police Departments. ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) Training is an instructor led class that provides preparation and a plan for individuals and organizations on how to more proactively handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event.
“The evolution of fire safety has seen a dramatic shift in the last century,” said Craig Faber, Safety Manager at Christensen Farms. “In the world we live, work and play in today, prevention and preparation through trainings like ALICE are more important than ever for the safety of the members of our team so they can go home to their families every day.”
“We truly value the opportunity to work with organizations like Christensen Farms and to provide the training we feel is essential for all within the community,” Schwarzrock stated. “Christensen Farms gift is greatly appreciated and will allow our department to invest back into the ALICE Training program for new materials, such as facemasks and storage containers for their training materials and equipment.”
About Christensen Farms & Feedlots, Inc.
Christensen Farms is one of the largest, family-owned pork producers in the United States, marketing approximately 3 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 four feed mills, manages 143,000 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 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.