The National Pork Board announced today that Kyle Coble from Minnesota, Logan Thornton from Idaho and Maddie Schafer from Minnesota have been named the inaugural Pig Farmers of Tomorrow. They were recognized today at the 2017 National Pork Industry in Atlanta.
“It is important for the Checkoff to recognize the future leaders of the pork industry,” says National Pork Board President Jan Archer, a pork producer from Goldsboro, N.C. “We are excited for these young farmers to share their unique stories with consumers.”
The new award recognizes farm leaders, ages 18-29, who intend to make pig farming their life’s work and who are committed to raising pigs using the pork industry’s We Care ethical principles. The winners will speak at Pork Checkoff events and provide content on #RealPigFarming, which is the pork industry’s social media program.