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Miller, Halbur Named Honorary Iowa Master Pork Producers

National Hog Farmer Editor Dale Miller was named Honorary Master Pork Producer by the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) during the recent Iowa Pork Congress.

Miller recently completed his 31st year as a journalist with the magazine, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. He was named editor in 1993.

During his tenure, he has traveled widely across the United States and reported on pork production practices throughout the world including Japan, Canada, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Italy, China, Sweden, Finland and Brazil.

Miller is in a pork production partnership raising purebred Chester Whites and Yorkshires and F1 gilts.

Miller has been widely honored by industry organizations. In 2003, the National Swine Improvement Federation honored him with the Charles F. Stanislaw Distinguished Service Award. In 2001, the Illinois Pork Producers Association recognized Miller with its Pork Information Partner Award.

Also, he was named a Honorary Swine Honor Roll member by the Minnesota Pork Producers Association for outstanding service to the industry in 1982.

Patrick Halbur received a doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree from Iowa State University (ISU) in 1986 and was a partner in a food animal practice in Williamsburg, IA, for four years.

He returned to ISU in 1990 and earned a Masters degree in veterinary pathology and a PhD degree in 1995.

Halbur oversees ISU's veterinary diagnostic laboratory, Teaching Hospital and Extension.

Halbur received the Howard Dunne Memorial Award in 1998 from the American Association of Swine Veterinarians and the Pfizer Faculty Research Excellence Award from ISU in 2003.