Illinois pig farmer Phil Borgic has another position to add to his resume now, member of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) Board of Directors. Borgic was elected to this position at the November USFRA board meeting in Kansas City, MO.
Phil currently serves on the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and in the past served on the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) board in various capacities, including president. In his free time, he can also be found helping out the community and spending time with family.
“We are lucky to have Phil on the USFRA board to represent our Illinois pork producers,” says Jennifer Tirey, IPPA Executive Director. “Borgic is a seasoned producer that appreciates and understands that our industry is ever-changing. His close involvement with USFRA will allow our industry to continue evolving.”
In his hometown of Nokomis, Phil, a third generation farmer, works on the family farm as an owner of Borgic Farms, Inc., which includes a sow herd and over 200 acres of corn, soybeans, and wheat. Borgic Farms, Inc. raises 166,400 weaned piglets each year, many of which to their 15 grower partners to finish growing.
All 30 farm employees and grower partners believe in doing what is right for the pigs, people, and environment.
Phil and his wife, Karen, have three children, Mike, Kevin, and Michelle. Everyone has done their part on the farm over the years, including their son-in-law Jerrad.