There’s a lot of talk these days about sharing ag’s story, but that’s a job best left to the professionals, right? Not so, says the 2016 America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM.
As he walked across the Stanford University campus in December, apprehension accompanied Brad Greenway. Sharing pork’s story is second nature to the 2016 America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM, but his meeting with the university’s food service directors seemed daunting – at first.
Leon Sheets and his wife Barb put the safety of pigs and people first on their Iowa farm.
Maria Mauer and her family want to set the gold standard when it comes to sow care, and they’re sharing their story through a public Facebook page called “The Top Sow.”
When Bill Luckey says his pigs are an extension of his family, he’s not kidding. “If the electricity goes out, we check the barns and pigs before we check the house.”
Meet the Judges of the annual America’s Pig Farmer of the Year contest
Sometimes a winding path with a few detours along the way is the right route to the ultimate destination. Just ask Leslie McCuiston, a senior production manager with The Maschhoffs who was recently named America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM. McCuiston found her fit in pig farming, where her career has flourished. Today, she’s responsible […]
As the Pork Checkoff’s newly named 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM, Leslie McCuiston spent two full days in Chicago during early October being interviewed by television, radio and digital media. With the millions of people that she reached through media outlets in just 48 hours, you’d never guess that the Columbus, Nebraska, pork […]
by Steve Meyer It is no surprise that the U.S. pork industry is growing. Production increased 7.3 percent in 2015 and 1.8 percent in 2016, with expected bumps of 4 percent this year and 2.3 percent in 2018. This equates to annual growth of over 4 percent for the four-year period. Total 2018 U.S. pork […]
by Kevin Waetke With Mexico’s growing hunger for U.S. pork, it has become one of the most important export markets. Earlier this year, members of the National Pork Board traveled to Mexico City to further build trade relations by emphasizing the safety and reliability of the U.S. pork supply. “Our trade visit was eye-opening,” said […]