Partner & Production Manager

Jerry is a partner in New Horizon Farms and oversees all sow farm production teams.

Jerry was born and raised on a farm outside of Brookings, SD. He attended Lake Area Vocational Tech and graduated with a degree in Ag Production. He has been with New Horizon Farms since its creation in 1993. Jerry and his wife Leslie, live near Hardwick, MN. Their family includes three grown children, Ashley, Mitch and Hayden.



Chief Financial Officer

Erin is a graduate of Southwest State University and has a degree in business finance. She joined the New Horizon Farms team in 2014 and enjoys the family atmosphere of the company.

Her prior work experience included two years with Schwan’s Home Service as a corporate auditor and 13 years as the controller of the accounting department with Pipestone System.

Erin and her husband Kevin live in Pipestone along with their four children.



Human Resource Manager

Mary graduated from Southwest State University and has been in the swine industry for over 10 years. She is passionate about her position and the work philosophy of New Horizon Farms. Mary is very engaged and finds satisfaction in establishing great teams for all the New Horizon Farms’ facilities. In addition, she enjoys New Horizon Farms’ commitment to excellence and the generosity that is extends to the surrounding communities.

Mary and her husband, Randy have two grown sons, Dylan and Walker.



Wean to Finish Production Manager

Allan joined New Horizon Farms in 2006 as the Wean to Nursey Production Manager. Through Allan’s hard work and commitment to the organization he was promoted to his current role in 2014.

Allan’s prior work experience includes extensive work in sow production and finishing. Allan enjoys working in the swine industry and truly values the experiences gained by working in the farrow to finish units.

Allan believes New Horizon Farms is an excellent company to work for and one of the nicest things is the family atmosphere.



Jeff Benda

Grain & Feed Mill Merchandiser

Jeff grew up on a hog, corn and soybean farm in Jackson, MN.  He attended South Dakota State University graduating with an Agronomy degree.  Jeff has spent 30 years as an agronomist covering Pipestone and Lincoln counties and is looking forward to being part of the New Horizon team.

Jeff and his wife Karla live near Jasper.

full moon

We work every day to drive innovation and maintain our competitive edge in the industry. We are always looking for new ways to raise animals more efficiently.