“It’s gratifying to be able to continue to build a relationship and trust with our local community. At Hord Family Farms, we are passionate about actively making the community where we live better by embracing efforts to give back.” ~ Pat Hord, pig farmer & Hord Family Farms president
Though growing food is at the center of what Hord Family Farms does, bettering their local community is a passion for Pat and Janel Hord. In addition to leading their family’s fifth generation farrow-to-finish and sow operation, Pat and his family have established Hord Cares, a community enrichment program supporting local initiatives and organizations in Crawford County, Ohio. Pat, his family and his teammates raise money to support local volunteer fire departments, annual Christmas meat delivery, local economic development partnerships, the Rotary Club, soccer and little league sponsorships as well as backpack meal programs. But their support doesn’t stop there. The Hords make sure their employees receive support during challenging times through a caring culture, staff chaplain and benevolence programs for their teammates.