Piggy Bank’s Founding Farms are essential to our development process. Our Founding Farmers will help us establish our original ten Genetic Towers. If your genetics are accepted (based on animal health), Founding Farms will be asked to donate a Genetic Family (2 Sows + 1 Boar), one business plan, and a complete animal and genetic history. You are the very foundation of our farm – and what we hope will become a movement.
HOW DO YOU GET INVOLVED?
Piggy Bank is a Missouri farm-in-the-making farm initially made up of 90 pigs, split evenly amongst 10 different heritage breeds. Each heritage breed cohort – known as a "genetic tower" - consists of nine pigs sourced from bloodlines chosen for efficient breeding purposes and genetic management. The goal of the farm will be to produce approximately 600 offspring each year that will be gifted, but never sold.
Those targeted for gifting include family farms starting new herds; existing farms in need of relief from eco-disasters; and culinary schools or educational partners aiming to do research or develop awareness. Breeds on the farm will include conservancy listed species (status listed) such as the Mulefoot (critical), Large Black (threatened) and Hereford (watch), and many others.
Donation is 100% Tax Deductible by Law
If a Founding Farm becomes in immediate need of genetics due to disease, natural disaster, Piggy Bank will provide swift assistance.
Access to an online community of business plans, strategic planning, herd history, culinary data, and other farming partners interested in open source agriculture.