Bob Krouse

Bob Krouse

5th Generation Egg Farmer
Midwest Poultry Services, Mentone, IN

 

Midwest Poultry Services is an egg farming tradition in Indiana. The fifth-generation operation has been family-owned and operated since 1875 and now houses more than two million hens. The Krouse family is committed to the community, providing sustainable jobs and an outlet for local farmers with 20,000 acres of corn.

 


 

Bob’s family business started in North Manchester, Indiana, in 1875 with a water powered grain mill on the Eel River. Today, the family still has a feed mill on that same farm, and Bob’s son Dan recently came to work in the family business as part of the sixth generation.

Today, Midwest Poultry Services is the 8th largest egg producer in this country with 300 employees and 8.5 million hens spread across farms in Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. And the farm still produces all of its own feed — more than 500 million pounds per year, buying 40,000 acres of corn from local farmers and soybean meal from 45,000 acres.

Clint Hickman

Clint Hickman

3rd Generation Egg Farmer
Hickman’s Family Farms, Buckeye, AZ

 

Hickman’s Family Farms is Arizona’s largest – and only – egg producer. The third-generation operation that began on Grandma Hickman’s backyard porch has been family-owned and operated in Arizona since 1944 and now houses more than four million hens.

 


 

In addition to their commitment to providing fresh eggs for a good price, Hickman’s Family Farms utilizes stringent methods of conservation and recycling to remain as environmentally-friendly as possible. Always a “good egg” and supporter of the community, Clint and the Hickman family contribute to a variety of charitable efforts and causes year-round in Arizona.

 

 

Chris Esbenshade

Chris Esbenshade

2nd Generation Egg Farmer
Esbenshade Farms, Mount Joy, PA

 

Esbenshade Farms started in 1963, but the family’s farming history dates back seven generations. Alongside employees who share its commitment to excellence and integrity, the Esbenshade family cares for its hens, monitoring their comfort, health and safety. Chris Esbenshade, the second generation to lead the egg farm, is proud to produce high-quality eggs for his family and yours.

 


 

His parents, Glenn and Rachael Esbenshade, started with a small flock of hens in 1963 that has grown to include more than 2 million hens today. Chris is honored to produce an all-natural, nutritious, safe and affordable food that continues his family’s history in agriculture, which has been their way of life since the early 1800s.

Their hens’ comfort, health and safety are the top priority at Esbenshade Farms, where a state-of-the-art farm allows hens to live comfortably in a safe, climate-controlled environment while reducing their carbon footprint.