Farmer Spotlight

Jim Heimerl

Heimerl Farms is a highly dedicated, family run farming operation located 20 minutes northeast of Columbus in Johnstown, Ohio. The farm’s mission is to promote agriculture through strong family values, superior animal care, sound environmental stewardship, active community relations and solid financial decisions to provide a future for the family farm, its team of employees and partners. Widely known for its pork production operation, Heimerl Farms also includes crops, cattle, a feed processing facility and a trucking division.

Jim and Kathy Heimerl run the farm where they raised four children. Their three sons – Matt, Brad and Jeff – continue to work the farm today. Jim serves in a variety of Ohio agriculture leadership positions, including board seats with the Ohio Soybean Association and the Hartford Fair, and previously served as president of the Ohio Pork Producers Council. Currently, he is president of the National Pork Producers Council.


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