Legan Livestock and Grain

Mark and Phyllis Legan are the founders of Legan Livestock & Grain, Inc. Mark and Phyllis are both 1982 graduates of Purdue University. After graduating from college, Mark served as an Extension Agent for seven years and Phyllis as a substitute teacher. Although neither Mark nor Phyllis came from a production agriculture background, they decided to pursue farming as a career.

In January of 1989, they began farming in partnership with the Ames 4-K Farms of Putnam County Indiana with 180 sow farrow to finish operation. Our family with be forever indebted to the opportunities the Ames family and others have given us over the years.

Over time new opportunities presented and Mark and Phyllis acquired what is now the farm headquarters from the late Wally Parker. Upon acquisition 250 sows were housed outside on dirt lots. The family decided that in order to stay competitive in the industry and to better the welfare for their sows, they should be brought inside. In 1997, the herd was repopulated and a new gestation and farrowing barn was built.

In 2010, after graduating from Purdue Legan’s daughter Beth and her husband Nick joined the family farm and are now joint owners of Legan Livestock & Grain.

Through continued growth the Legan’s and Tharp’s have chosen to focus their efforts on improving the soil of our and our landlord’s land and caring for sows. Beginning in 2012, the family has formed partnerships with other family farms across Indiana to raise additional pigs.