The Henry Family

Henry Berkshires

Owner: Keith Henry

What year did you start farming?
I started farming in 1998 and the farm has been in the family for over 100 years!

How big is your farm?
1400 acres

What does your farm consist of? 
Hogs, corn, beans, and wheat

What is something notable about your farm?
We have restored oliver tractors

What is your favorite Berkwood Farms product?
Pulled pork

What is your favorite activity besides farming?

Keith Henry has been a part of the family farm for his entire life – the same farm his dad owned before him.  Although his dad has moved on to the century farm, the family continues to own 500 acres of land and farm an additional 1,200 acres.

Keith asks himself everyday why he is a farmer, and quickly realizes farming is his lifestyle, not just his job.  The job and lifestyle provide independence and gratification and he hopes that his children will follow in his footsteps someday.

The farming practices on the Henry farm are conventional and include raising corn-fed beef and hogs.  Other animals you might find on the farm include dogs and cats.

Keith’s favorite meaty meal? Top loin, Iowa chop or sliced loin roast.