NPF28620_486x300_Vol45_DidYouKnowThe National Pork Board recently announced Keith Schoettmer of Tipton, Indiana as the recipient of its first-ever America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM Award. The award is designed to recognize a pig farmer who excels at raising pigs using the We CareSM ethical principles and connects with today’s consumers about pork farming. Schoettmer was selected as America’s Pig Farmer of the Year after passing a third-party audit of on-farm practices and going through a series of written and oral interviews conducted by subject-matter experts. He has achieved excellence in all aspects of pig farming, including animal care, environmental stewardship, employee work environment and outstanding community service.

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