Inside the System

Career Highlight: Briana Ferguson

Briana Ferguson begins every morning with a big cup of coffee and a whole lot of pigs to care for. Briana starts walking through the barn and making a mental list of what needs to be accomplished for the day.

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What You Need to Know About the Food Safety Modernization Act


We work in an ever evolving industry.  Evolving with technology, and evolving for the consumer demanding transparency and trust in the food they bring home to their families.  Food Safety has an increasing influence on consumers.  Understandably, they want to

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2017 Pork Congress Dates

Please make plans to attend the Pork Congress in your state. SD Pork Congress January 11 & 12, 2017 Ramkota Exhibit Hall in Sioux Falls, SD MN Pork Congress January 17 & 18, 2017 Minneapolis Convention Center Iowa

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2015 David Neuberger II Core Values Award Winner

At the heart of the Pipestone System lies the core values:  Integrity, Caring, Commitment, Growth and Teamwork.  The core values have been the foundation of the System since its beginning 25 years ago. “This individual has a great impact developing

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New Opportunities and Challenges


In her six years at the Pipestone System, Jenna Hauglid has found not only a challenging and rewarding career, but also a path to future opportunities within the organization. Jenna grew up on her family’s farm northwest of Dell Rapids,

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Time to Expand Your Operation?


By: Hal Schmidt Farming is a business, and part of any business is analyzing when and if you should expand your operation.  This is a question that is constantly circling in the back of farmers minds – to buy that

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Improving Feed Efficiency


By: Casey Neill This past month, Pipestone Grow Finish held a Nutrition conference.  Several nutritionists  including Dr. Joel DeRouchey from Kansas State University, Dr. John Patience from Iowa State Universtiy, Dr. James Usry from Mironutrients, and Dr. Charles Stark from

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On the Fast Track

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Like many students at the end of their college career, Monte Hickman was in search of a good career opportunity.  Monte grew up on the outskirts of Orange City, IA on an acreage, and attended South Dakota State University for

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Pipestone System Service Awards

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    Twice a year, Pipestone System employees gather to review success from the past six months, look at improvements for the upcoming year, and simply enjoy each other’s company.  With the business continually growing, it becomes more and more

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