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Nominations Open for America's Pig Farmer of Year Award
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/26/2017

The National Pork Board is accepting applications for its 2017 America's Pig Farmer of the Year award. The program recognizes an American pork producer who demonstrates excellence in raising pigs using the 'We Care' ethical principles and in sharing his or her story with the public.

Anyone can nominate a U.S. pork producer who is at least 30 years old as of January 1. Third-party judges again will help determine the final award recipient, with the winner announced during National Pork Month this October. The U.S. public also will play a role in the final outcome by viewing short video clips of the award finalists on their farms at americaspigfarmer.com and by voting for finalists through the Pork Checkoff's social media outlets.

"I encourage every pig farmer to apply to be America's Pig Farmer of the Year," said Brad Greenway, who was last year's winner from South Dakota. "This program allows us to open the barn doors and show consumers what is really happening on pig farms across the country as we strive to raise food in a responsible and sustainable way."

Nominations are being accepted through March 13. This is the third year the NPB is recognizing producers with the award.

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