Stop someone on Main Street in your hometown and ask what a typical farm looks like, and more than likely the description will include a Farmall tractor and a two-bottom plow. The person's description of agriculture today probably will not include the advanced technology that is common on most farms in this country.
Nowhere is this disconnect between perception and reality more evident than in pork production. The public has been bombarded with a great deal of misinformation about modern pork production. The Swine Education and Research Facility project at South Dakota State University (SDSU) hopes to change that and begin a new era for the swine industry.
This project will replace the old Red Barn with modern production facilities that include a public viewing area.