Meet Egg Farmers


Egg farmers are committed to providing the best care to their hens and ensuring the safety of the eggs they produce. Here, meet American egg farmers and learn about their farm and commitment to hen care and egg safety.

  • Braden Boomsma
  • Rob Knecht
  • Sandra and Daniel Lausecker
  • Steve Bliesner
Braden Boomsma

Iowa Egg Farmer

Braden Boomsma


Braden describes the rigorous steps on his farm, from the barn to final inspection, to insure safe, high quality eggs for consumers.

“What makes me proudest about being an egg farmer is being able to produce food for many families, regardless of their budget.” - Boomsma
Rob Knecht

Michigan Egg Farmer

Rob Knecht


Rob explains the processes in place on his farm to ensure the best environment possible for his hens and safe eggs for consumers.

“I did not choose to be an egg farmer, it choose me.” - Knecht
Sandra and Daniel Lausecker

Ohio Egg Farmers

Sandra and Daniel Lausecker


Sandra and Daniel Lausecker never imagined they would be working on the family farm.  Today they are proud to be third-generation egg farmers with a passion for caring for their birds.

"We take a lot of pride in our hen care. We want to keep our hens really healthy because when the birds are healthy, it's the right thing to do." - Lausecker
Steve Bliesner

Iowa Egg Farmer

Steve Bliesner


How can you tell a hen is healthy?  Steve describes the behavior of healthy hens and the importance of quality animal welfare on his farm.

“What I like most about being an egg farmer is knowing that we’re actually producing a very wholesome, safe food product…with top notch animal welfare standards.” - Bliesner

Hen Care on Farms

The Well-Being of Egg Laying Hens

Ohio egg farmers Tom Hertzfeld and Lisa Timmerman explain how they care for hens on their farms. “Everything we do is for the well-being of our laying hens," says Hertzfeld, owner of Hertzfeld Poultry Farms. "In the big picture there’s feed, there’s water, there’s the manure removal, there’s the clean air, but it’s also us being in here observing the hens and their behavior.”

“"All of these things we do because we feel it's right," adds Lisa Timmerman of Cooper Farms. "Everything we can do to keep that bird healthy is going to give us a safe product at the end."