Slagel Family Farm is a fifth-generation livestock farm in central Illinois. Louis John Slagel, his wife Leslie and many family members are all involved in the day to day operations on the farm, located only a mile away from the original Slagel settlement dating back to 1888. The farm is similar to how their grandparents farmed, which means instead of building large high-tech factory farms, they raise livestock the good old-fashioned way. They run a small, diversified farm raising hogs, cattle, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks, rabbits, corn, soybeans, hay, and pumpkins. Slagel Family Farm controls every aspect of the operation from breeding and genetics to the feed rations fed to the livestock.