Nathan and Misty Allanach from All Family Farm
Image by Nathan Allanach

Explore the practice of raising pigs!


Raising Pasture Pigs on Small Acreage

  • Saturday, May 14, 2022, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Are you a veteran interested in cultivating a farming business? 

All Family Farm and Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County have partnered to provide you an opportunity to see how one small farm has had success raising pastured pigs! All Family Farm, located in Middletown, NY and founded in 2018 by veterans Nathan and Misty Allanach, raises and sells heritage breed Berkshire pork. 

Together with CCE Sullivan ag educators, they will discuss their mindset on starting their farm, pasture management, operations, and sales. Starting with an overview of how they made business choices around their acreage and the lessons they have learned, they will review two farm operational systems: the feeding silo and the loading system for hogs prior to transport. Attendees will tour the farm, explore the farm store, and learn how the farmers sell and market their products. Veterans will additionally have the opportunity to survey the land currently in production, discuss small business decisions and strategies, learn technical methods of small-scale production, and ask questions in real time to a veteran family farm! 

Lunch will be provided to participants as will a copy of the book "Storey's Guide to Raising Pigs, 4th Edition: Care, Facilities, Management, Breeds" to take home afterward!

This workshop is free, but preregistration is required and spots are limited! Please click the link below to register!

Note: This event is exclusive to veterans and their spouses!

Contact the CCE Office at (845) 292-6180 or to request accommodations or for questions/concerns.

This workshop is sponsored by Cornell Small Farms Farm Ops program. Farm Ops aims to support military service members and veterans who desire to explore and/or pursue agricultural vocations. Visit them on the web at





Michelle Proscia
Agriculture Production Program Manager
(845) 292-6180 Ext. 129

Last updated April 5, 2022