Voice of a Smithfield Farmer

"I’m here with my wife, Inez, at my side. I’ve been raising hogs all my life — I started when I was in high school! Being a contract farmer to [legacy] Smithfield operations since 1991 has worked out well because I’ve been able to concentrate my attention on the animals.

Now my oldest and middle sons are continuing to work the farm. They’re aware of the importance of producing food and the responsibility that goes along with it, and they’re going through the training certifications that Smithfield offers in animal care, biosecurity and other areas.

Like all of us who work on farms, we are workers, consumers and environmentalists. That’s why education and training through Smithfield and its certification programs is important. Animal care is important. We take it personally."

- Charles Locklear