Starting Out and Building Up With Pigs

Starting Out and Building Up With Pigs, Poultry and Small Grains

Wednesday, Oct. 2 | 10 a.m.-Noon

Wallace familyLocation

7776 15th Ave. Drive | Luzerne, IA 52257


Ryan & Ashley Wallace | Raw Farms


Ryan and Ashley Wallace moved to their farm in 2023 with their five children and are in the process of building up their infrastructure. With a background in grazing beef cattle, Ryan is focused on developing their farrow-to-finish infrastructure and system. Besides rotational grazing, Ryan farms a range of small grains crops with the goal of making his grain “walk off the farm” in the form of livestock. Come learn how the Wallaces are striving to grow their pig enterprise, which includes both pasture-farrowing and mixed-system pig finishing. Be ready to learn and bring your ideas – Ryan wants feedback on his plans!


Lunch will follow the field day.

See & Discuss

  • Farrowing on pasture
  • Mixed-system pig finishing
  • Broiler chickens on pasture (as an enterprise for kids)
  • Growing small grains for feed
  • Using Natural Resources Conservation Service funds for water infrastructure

Farm Info

Website | Facebook | Instagram


  • 99 Counties
  • Niman Ranch

Special Instructions for Visiting Farms With Livestock

We ask that all attendees at field days where livestock are present observe the following biosecurity practices. While biosecurity is important on all farms, clean shoes and clothes are particularly important due to the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

When visiting farms with livestock, we ask that attendees:

Wear clean shoes or boots that have not been worn on other farms with livestock or livestock buildings, or around a dense population of wild birds. If shoes or boots were worn around livestock or birds, they must be cleaned and disinfected.

Wear clean clothes that have not been worn around other livestock.

Upon request of the farmer host or PFI staff during the field day, you may be asked to disinfect shoes or boots in a phenol or similar solution or wear disposable plastic boot covers over your shoes (provided by PFI).