Shake Shack Leadership Retreat

Last month, Shake Shack held its annual Leadership Retreat for their employees near Albany, New York at Lake George.  Niman Ranch was invited to attend to present a workshop to promote awareness about humane animal care and traditional farming methods. With Shake Shack using only Niman Ranch bacon, it was important for them to share where it is coming from with their employees.

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South Dakota Meets Sarasota

I traveled to Sarasota, Florida a couple of months ago to assist in promoting the Niman Ranch Next Generation Scholarship Fund at Mattison’s Scholarship Dinner. During this visit, I enjoyed speaking to all those that attended the wonderful dinner held at Mattison’s. I enjoyed entertaining questions about Niman Ranch and my family’s seventh-generation farm during the social hour. Questions ranged from why my family supports Niman Ranch to how the scholarship fund has impacted my life to the process of raising our pigs.

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Young Farmer Blog: Jaclynn Knutson in Colorado

Jaclynn KnutsonGreetings everyone! I am Jaclynn Knutson and my family has been raising pigs for Niman Ranch my entire life. I had the honor of receiving the David Serfling Memorial Scholarship in 2016 and was later asked to represent Niman Ranch in Denver, Colorado. I traveled to Denver July 14th-17th and had the opportunity to spend time with both Marczyk Fine Foods and Slow Food Nations.

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Young Farmer Blog: Anthony Scheer in Colorado

Anthony Scheer

Hi! I’m here again to tell about my second scholarship trip for Niman Ranch this summer! It seemed like I just got back from the beaches of Florida and I was already packing back up to go to the mountains of Colorado.  I have been to Marczyk’s Fine Foods once before in the summer of 2014, so I knew it would be a great time, but I had no idea what surprises were in store.  I arrived on Friday the 14th and spent a little time touring Denver with fellow scholarship winner, Jaclynn Knutson, and Niman employee, Danny Kirkovich. We didn’t have time to climb any mountains, but we did stand at exactly one mile above sea level on the stairs of the capitol building!

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Young Farmer Blog: Anthony Scheer Travels to Florida

My name is Anthony Scheer and I have been raising hogs for Niman Ranch since I was twelve years old.  After receiving the David Serfling Memorial Scholarship I was asked to represent Niman farmers and the Next Generation Scholarship recipients at some scholarship fundraisers.  Most recently I was asked to travel to Sarasota, Florida for a dinner at Mattison’s Forty-One.

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