The National Pork Board has announced the four finalists who are vying to be named the 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year. The program honors a U.S. pig farmer each year who excels at raising pigs using the We Care ethical principles and is committed to sharing his or her farming story with the American public.
“The four finalists represent the diversity of the pork industry in the United States,” says National Pork Board President Terry O’Neel, a pig farmer from Friend, Neb. “They exemplify the best in pig farming and in taking the lead on environmental sustainability, animal welfare and continuous improvement.”
The National Pork Board created the America’s Pig Farmer of the Year program to recognize the best in pig farming. This honor is awarded annually to a pig farmer who demonstrates and lives by the We Care ethical principles.