About Us

Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Holden Farms.

The Holden family has been farming in Northfield, Minnesota, since our great-grandfather John Holden and his family moved here in 1876. From John Holden to our grandparents William and Mathilda Holden, to our parents Howard and Evelyn Holden, to our family today, one thing has remained constant: a dedication to hard work, honesty, and respect for the people, land and animals with which we work.

Today, we operate three turkey farms, own 55,000 sows and have nearly 200 contract partners throughout southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. And while we place tremendous value on our history and heritage, we’re also proud of of the innovative, forward-thinking company that we’ve become.

We’re guided by our own five commitments and – along with all our contract partners – proudly participate in the We Care responsible pork initiative. We constantly strive to take the best care of our animals while providing excellent career opportunities for our employees.

We invite you to learn more about Holden Farms, about our contract partner program and employment opportunities.





Kent Holden and Barry Holden