WESTMINSTER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Yesterday in celebration of World Soil Day, leading natural meat brand Niman Ranch officially announced the Jovaag family of Austin, Minn. as the 2022 Niman Ranch Sustainable Farm of the Year. This accolade honors the Jovaags for their land stewardship and ongoing commitment to the principles of regenerative agriculture.
A video profile of the Jovaags can be viewed here.
Jon and Ruth Jovaag have been members of the Niman Ranch network of family farms since 2011, following in the footsteps of Jon’s parents, Arvid and Lois, who began raising hogs for Niman Ranch in the early 2000s. The Jovaags believe in taking a systems approach to agriculture. In addition to raising pigs, cattle, sheep and chickens, the farm produces row crops, all in a rotation that enhances the productivity of the soil.
Since 2011, Jon and Ruth have slowly but…