We’re excited to publish a new Farmer Profile of an inspiring beginning farmer every few weeks on the NYFC blog to help showcase the breadth and vision of the next generation of agricultural leaders. This one is from Matt Hountz of Fork Right Farm in Indiana.
Fork Right Farm is a multi-generational startup farm, founded in 2013, currently focusing on pasture raised pork. Involved in the operation are Matt and Sharlena Hountz and their two boys, Will age 2 and Keegan age 1. Also involved are Matt’s parents, Jim and Karen Hountz. For many years we have had large gardens supplying our families and friends with a variety of vegetables and produce. In 2013 Matt ventured into the world of feeder hogs and enjoyed raising 3 for our families. If we had raised 10 we could have sold them after word got out that we were successfully raising them on pasture. In the fall of 2013 we purchased our registered old-line Duroc breeding stock. (more…)