Nominated by Foster Farms
The Hack Family Farm is a fourth generation family farm that not only has deep roots in the turkey business dating back to the early 1950’s, but also in the Central Valley Farming Community. Will and Linda not only know the importance of keeping the family on the farm but keeping it together with their three grandsons taking part in raising turkeys and learning the value of excellent stewardship of the land that they will someday own. The Hacks have made recent capital investments into their turkey houses that not only have improved their flock performance but bird comfort with the cooling systems for summer flocks. The Hack Farm is a diverse farming operation with Turkeys, Almonds and Walnuts. Will has seen many changes and innovations since he was a young boy growing up on the farm. Sustainability is a daily practice at the Hack Farm. Before retiring as a school teacher, Linda was involved in Agriculture in The Classroom. As an educator, Linda has been able to teach her students a higher level of learning about food production, sustainability, and agriculture in general. "Foster Farms and I would like to thank and congratulate the Hack Family on this National Award," states Ira Brister, Turkey Live Production Manager, Foster Farms.
Ira Brister, Foster Farms (left), congratulates Linda and Will Hack on winning the 2012 IPE Family Farm Environmental Stewardship Award