Cover Story: Paragon Farms: A cross-border partnership that is beating the odds

Who would make a substantial investment in Ontario's troubled pork industry when so many producers were hanging on by their fingernails or getting out? This Ontario-Michigan group thinks it has the answers

by Don Stoneman

Paragon: “A model of excellence or perfection.”
Source: Merriam Webster’s Online Dictionary.

When Ontario pork producers first heard about the creation of Paragon Farms last winter, few likely bothered to look up Paragon in the dictionary.  Instead, they focused upon a paradox and more than a few shook their heads in amazement.

Better Pork - December 2008