The Environmental Stewards of the Pork Industry recognition program is co-sponsored by National Hog Farmer and the pork checkoff. The program is in its 20th and final year. The program has been open to pork producers of all types and sizes who demonstrate a positive contribution to our natural environment.
A national selection committee from various pork industry and natural resources disciplines reviewed all nominations and selected the winners. Nominations were scored in the areas of general production, manure/nutrient management, soil and water conservation, air quality management, wildlife habitat management, and neighbor/community relations, in addition to a short essay on the meaning of environmental stewardship.
National Hog Farmer is proud to partner with Specialty Fertilizer Products (SFP) and the pork checkoff to deliver the positive environmental stewardship message contained in this special report. It is our hope that the class of 2014 Environmental Stewards will inspire the nation’s pork producers as they continue to work hard to be conscientious stewards of our abundant natural resources.