Jacob Hehl was born in Prussia, Germany in 1865 and in 1893 he purchased three forty-acre parcels of land which are still being farmed to this day.
The farm continues to raise hogs as well as corn and soybeans today. In 2010 the farm transitioned to raising Heritage Breed hogs for their superior meat quality and taste. They also started and rapidly expanded into the poultry business. The farm raises pastured chickens and turkeys that have access to fresh grass and open air each day. With an emphasis on animal welfare, taste, and quality- along with a non-GMO diet from grains grown on the farm, the pork and poultry that Hehlden Farm produces is truly a cut above the rest.