Full Name
Ron Mardesen
Job Title
Hog Farmer
A-Frame Acres, Niman Ranch
Speaker Bio
Ron Mardesen’s farm, A-Frame Acres in southwest Iowa, has been in the family for five generations, with three generations currently working the land. The Mardesens have been farming sustainably and raising pigs humanely without antibiotics for Niman Ranch since 2002. Ron was a field agent for the company for more than a decade, supporting hundreds of independent family farmers before moving to his current role as a mentor and spokesperson. A-Frame Acres has been featured on 60 Minutes, CNBC, in the Associated Press and many other publications, and in ads for Chipotle and ButcherBox. Ron has hosted hundreds of guests on his farm and is a mentor to beginning and young farmers throughout Iowa and eastern Nebraska.
Ron Mardesen