About Us

Core Values

At Lanehaven Farms, our core values are more than words on a wall—they’re who we are. They are foundational to every aspect of our operation. They drive our decision-making every day. They guide how we work with landowners and partners. And they are stitched into the very fabric of our culture.

Our Team

Our core values drive the decision-making at Lanehaven Farms. But it’s our people who keep us moving forward. Get to know some of the team members or, as we like to call them, family.

Blake Hollis

I love working in agriculture because every day is full of new challenges and ripe with opportunities. The people in ag are amazing, and so are the sunrises and sunsets!

Sally Hollis

I love working in agriculture because I get to work with a great team looking for new and better ways to feed the world, hold cute pigs, and work with one of my favorite things…spreadsheets!

Curt Hollis

I love working in agriculture because it’s challenging and there are a lot of different things that you need to be good at to be successful.

Bruce Heidt

I love working in agriculture because of the challenge and the reliability you have to have to thrive in pork production.

Jeremy Hundley

I love working in agriculture because we are helping feed the world.

Tyler Peterson

I love working in agriculture because it makes me more aware of the hard work that goes into producing food. Which is something many people take for granted.

Jeff Backes

I love working in agriculture because I can help grow many different products people use everyday.

Kaitlin Blackford

I love working in agriculture because I love knowing I can help create a more sustainable and reliable food source for future generations to come.

Joel Brandt

I love working in agriculture because I feel like I am part of feeding America. The team works great together to solve problems. I enjoy working outdoors and getting my hands dirty.

Dominick Buchan

I love working in agriculture because I am getting to know the ins and outs of how the agriculture operation runs.

Ryan Cramer

I love working in agriculture because of the freedom of being outside every day, and every day brings new challenges.

John Davis

I love working in agriculture because it’s laid back but at the same time hard work and you know what is expected of you every day.

Dylan Difiore

I love working in agriculture because it’s different every day and a fun field to work in.

Griffin Gilles

I love working in agriculture because of the variety of jobs it offers within the career. It’s a new experience every day.

Kyle Hennings

I love working in agriculture because of the freedom and because my family has done it for a long time.

Ron Hoskins

Drew Hundley

I love working in agriculture because I get to experience new things and do hands-on work.

Brooks Ingels

I love working in agriculture because it’s something that I enjoy and it helps to feed the world.

Cole Knight

I love working in agriculture because I feel like I am making a difference in the world while doing it with passion and dignity.

Josiah Lewis

I love working in agriculture because I get to be a part of a critical Industry and it allows me to go anywhere with what I learn. 

Jon Mosely

I love working in agriculture because I grew up on a farm and continue to help the family farm. I love to be part of the growing process.

Smit Muttha

I love working in agriculture because it’s a field that’s constantly evolving and there’s always something new to learn. Plus, it feels good to know that I’m contributing to the production of food and helping to feed people.

Dwayne Nystrom

I love working in agriculture because I like the seasonal hands-on aspect of ag production using equipment and technology to produce a crop.

Keegan Nystrom

I love working in agriculture because it teaches me how to solve problems and I get to work with my hand.

Benny Peet

I love working in agriculture because it has allowed me to be self-competitive, giving me goals to not only attain but improve upon. It allows me the autonomy to succeed on my own merit, while also allowing me to work with a diverse group of people to achieve the overall goal of providing safe, humanely raised food to the world.

Jacque Pritchard

I love working in agriculture because I am working with a friendly family-oriented employer.

Sam Rathbun

I love working in agriculture because of the accomplishment of knowing I can help produce a great healthy food supply.

Noel Saak

I love working in agriculture because it is very rewarding to be a part of an industry that feeds the world and I enjoy taking care of animals.

Wyatt Samuelson

I love working in agriculture because you get to see the progress of a growing season with each day that it passes.

Chuck Schupbach

I love working in agriculture because farming is the backbone of America. Farmers are cool, man!

Brent Stock

I love working in agriculture because agriculture is the foundation that touches lives around the world, by using resources to help sustain human existence.

Dennis Sutherland

I love working in agriculture because it is something different every day.

Rich Trimble

I love working in agriculture because I just drive the truck.

Wyatt Upton

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Tim Vandenberg

I love working in agriculture because I enjoy working at Lanehaven Farms because of my farm upbringing and the employees and owners are a great bunch of people to work for and with.

Chris Webb

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Our History

Situated at the end of a long lane, Gordon Hollis always thought of the farm as a refuge, a place of comfort. And he wanted others to feel that same way. So, in 1947 when he established the land as a dairy and crop operation, he called it Lanehaven Farms.  

Much has changed in the years since. Lanehaven Farms switched emphasis from dairy to pork production in 1972, which continues to this day. The farm has also passed from one generation to the next—from Gordon to Curt Hollis and his wife Betty to Blake Hollis and his wife Sally, who continue to lead the operations today. Just as the name has stayed the same, however, the culture and sense of comfort Gordon sought to capture have endured.  

In recent years, Lanehaven Farms and our team have been recognized on several occasions. In 2014, the farm received the Iowa Environmental Leader Award, and Curt and Betty Hollis were inducted into the Cedar Valley Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame. And in 2016, the farm was awarded the Cedar Valley Environmental Steward of Character Award, while Lanehaven Farms received the 2016 Waterloo Friend of Tourism Award.  

The team at Lanehaven Farms is proud of our history and all we have accomplished. However, the past three generations have always been more focused on the future. It’s why at Lanehaven Farms, we believe in taking care of the land and the people we work with.