About Cristen Clark
Cristen is a sixth-generation farmer, wife, mother of two, blogger and award-winning cook and baker. Along with her husband, Cristen raises hogs in modern barns and show pigs in smaller barns and outdoors. She also farms with her parents and sister, where they raise corn, soybeans and beef cattle southeast of Des Moines, near Runnells.
Beyond the farm, Cristen has a passion for baking and enjoys teaching others, especially sharing old-fashioned kitchen know-how with children. Cristen began her blog, Food & Swine, to preserve contest-winning recipes, heirloom family recipes and the memories that accompany them. In addition to sharing recipes and stories from life with two young kids, another blogging goal was to feature modern-day agriculture and the innovations that will help farmers grow and produce more food using fewer resources than ever before.