Heartland Farms
907 3rd Avenue
Hancock, WI 54943


The original farm was settled in 1873 by August Pavelski, great grandfather to current CEO Richard Pavelski when he emigrated from Poland.


We were incorporated as A. M. Pavelski & Sons Inc. in 1974 and Heartland Farms Inc. became the successor in 1990 when Richard and Dave Knights partnered. The original 80 acre farm was near Amherst Jct. in Portage County and is still being farmed today.


Heartland Farms was incorporated in 1990 when Richard Pavelski and Dave Knights partnered and purchased the Colburn/Hancock location.


Our first large expansion was in 1994 with the addition of a large rinse plant/load out facility and state-of-the-art potato storages at our Hancock, WI location.