National Hog Farmer

JBS United Presents the Second Annual John B. Swisher Leadership Award

jbsglenngrimes.jpg SHERIDAN, IN, June 23, 2010 – JBS United, Inc., presented the second annual John B. Swisher Leadership Award to Glenn Grimes, at the JBS United Customer Appreciation Celebration held during the 2010 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa.

Glenn Grimes, the second recipient of the award, certainly exemplifies the award’s criteria. Spending more than half of a century working as a market analyst in the U.S. pork industry, Grimes pioneered pork industry outlooks and the demand index model. Glenn is a driven and committed man who graduated from the University of Missouri in only two years. He later served as a professor and livestock marketing specialist at his alma mater for over 58 years. From the late 1960s to the early 1990s, Glenn was known as the national expert on structural changes in the hog industry. He has also been associated with the National Pork Producers Council and the National Pork Board as a consultant for over 27 years.

The John B. Swisher Annual Leadership Award is an honor presented to an individual who exemplifies extraordinary leadership qualities and who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the swine industry. This is the second time the award was presented at the World Pork Expo to an individual selected by the JBS United Awards Committee from a pool of nominated candidates.

Glenn was very excited to receive this award, stating “I have been honored to work in the swine industry for so many years, but this award and the recognition of my contributions is really appreciated. Thank you.”

Nominations for the 2011 John B. Swisher Leadership Award will be accepted through March, 31, 2011. If you would like to nominate someone, please visit this website,, and provide the necessary information.

About JBS United

Since its founding in 1956, JBS United, Inc. has been dedicated to providing research-based solutions to enhance animal nutrition and livestock production profitability. The company provides products to swine producers worldwide. For more information, visit the JBS United website at


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