Passion for Pigs and Community | Erin Brenneman

About the Guest

Erin Brenneman is a passionate advocate for agriculture and a dedicated farmer. Raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Erin’s journey to the farming world began with her love for animals, sparked by horseback riding lessons during her high school years. She pursued her passion at Iowa State University, where she earned a degree in Animal Science and met her husband, Tim Brenneman

Erin’s introduction to farming came through weekends spent at Tim’s family farm in Iowa, where she fell in love with the farm life and community. Over the years, Erin has become deeply involved in the operations of Brenneman Pork, focusing on farrowing and day-one piglet care. Her hands-on experience and commitment to animal welfare have been pivotal in streamlining processes and enhancing farm efficiency.

Beyond her farm duties, Erin is a vocal advocate for transparency in agriculture. She has shared her farming experiences through various platforms, including blogs and social media, aiming to bridge the gap between farmers and consumers. Erin has also collaborated with organizations like the National Pork Board to host farm tours, providing firsthand insights into the realities of pig farming.

Erin’s efforts in promoting agriculture have earned her recognition in the industry, and she continues to inspire others with her dedication to farming and community.


Erin Brenneman

What can you expect to learn from this episode of Popular Pig?

  • Erin’s Journey: From city life to farm life and her passion for animals.
  • Farm Life: The sense of community and connection in rural living.
  • Communication: Bridging the gap between urban and rural understanding through simple storytelling.
  • Efficiency: The benefits of adopting PigFlow for real-time data and farm management.
  • Erin’s “Golden Nugget”