About Niman Ranch
Niman Ranch and its network of U.S. family farmers and ranchers raise livestock humanely and sustainably to deliver the finest tasting meat in the world.
Farmers and Ranchers
We are a community of small, independent U.S. family farmers and ranchers – 750 and growing.
Practice Sustainable Agriculture
To us, sustainability is preserving the land, its resources and the livelihood of independent family farmers.
Humane Animal Care
We are dedicated to raising all of our livestock to the highest animal welfare standards.
About the Hog Farmer Appreciation Celebration
For the past 21 years, we have hosted a Hog Farmer Appreciation Dinner in Iowa to celebrate the Niman Ranch community of independent U.S. family farmers.
This annual event is a special gathering that provides the unique opportunity for the Niman Ranch community, from farm to table, to meet in person, shake hands and get to know each other as individuals. The Hog Farmer Appreciation Dinner started simply but has grown over the years to a larger event spanning many days and featuring educational panel discussions, farm tours, farmer awards, scholarship announcements and an unforgettable meal prepared by some of the country’s most celebrated chefs.
While COVID-19 has made it unsafe for the Niman Ranch community to gather together in person, it's important to us that we continue the annual celebration and hold our Hog Farmer Appreciation Dinner. The format may be different but our traditions will remain the same.
Join us this year for a series of special virtual events and celebrations honoring our independent family farmers.
22nd Annual Niman Ranch
Hog Farmer Appreciation Celebration Events
Beginning this August, we'll be offering virtual LIVE Education Sessions and Culinary Experiences. View our events calendar below and reserve your spot today.