Retiring from the board of directors is Mike Wisnieski with Standard Nutrition.

August 30, 2022

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Jared Lierman, president of the Nebraska Pork Producers Association has announced the addition of five new directors to the organization. Directors can serve up to three two-year terms.

"I am excited to add these diverse individuals to the board of directors. Gaining from their knowledge and experiences, will ensure continued opportunities and success for Nebraska's pork farmers," says Lierman. 

Newly elected directors include:

Aaron Holliday, Columbus: Holliday is currently a nursey and finishing manager for JaMor Pork. He has been in the swine industry for over 15 years and has been directly involved in all aspects, from sow farms and boar studs to harvest plants and everything in between. He was a member of the NPPA Leadership Group of 2019, and a member of the 2021 Pork Leadership Institute sponsored by National Pork Producers Council and the National Pork Board. Holliday is currently working toward earning a master's degree in animal physiology, with plans to graduate at the end of the year. Holliday says he is excited to join the Nebraska Pork Producers Association Board and looks forward to becoming more involved at the local, state and regional levels.

Justin Hankins, Omaha: Hankins is a credit analyst at Farm Credit Services of America, specializing in the Agribusiness Capital Swine and Beef division of the company, with over 15 years in the banking and finance world. His education at the University of Nebraska/Kearney includes a bachelor's in business administration with an emphasis in management and a minor in economics. He attended the Iowa State University School of Ag Banking. Hankins was a member of the 2017 NPPA Pork Leadership Program. 

Cody Lambrecht, Blair: Lambrecht is a recent graduate of South Dakota State University where he did his undergrad in agricultural science and swine production before returning home. He is currently working with the family operation, Lambrecht Farms, as a herdsman within the farrow-to-finish and cow calf operations. Branching out on his own as Lambrecht Livestock, he built a finishing unit and is currently custom feeding for the family operation. 

Katie Stack, Fremont: Stack served as the carcass evaluation and animal welfare manager for Hormel Foods, (now WholeStone Farms) plant in 2017, before moving into hog procurement in 2019, and then manager of hog procurement in 2021. She grew up on a small cow/crop operation in Northeast Illinois, worked on a farrow-to-finish operation throughout college, and started with Hormel Foods as a production supervisor at a facility in southern Wisconsin. Stack is a TQA and PQA advisor, participates on the Animal Welfare Committee with the North American Meat Institute, is PAACO Certified for meat plant auditing and is currently participating in the U.S. Swine Health Improvement Plan traceability working group. She holds bachelor degrees in agriculture business and animal industry management from Illinois State University. 
David May, Henderson: May grew up in Hampton, Nebraska on a 40-50 sow farrow-to-finish family operation. After leaving the pork industry for a few years, May bought an acreage in 2017 and had a feeling his two daughters at home would "love" pigs. He purchased four gilts in the fall of 2017, planning to breed them for January litters for fair season. The family operation currently has 18 sows about half purebred of multiple breeds (Berkshire, Duroc, Spot, Poland China, Tamworth) and others crossbred. The farm name is Maykin' Bacon Show Pigs and Butchers, a direct reflection of their operation. They breed for show pigs and quality pork that is sold to local butcher shops, and sell both show pigs and feeder pigs in state and out of state. 

Retiring from the board of directors is Mike Wisnieski. Wisnieski is with Standard Nutrition located in Omaha and joined the board in 2016. He has served as both a NPPC and NPB Pork Forum delegate. He participated in the national Pork Leadership Institute, and has made several trips to Washington, D.C. representing Nebraska's pork farmers on Capitol Hill during NPPC's Legislative Action Conferences.

"Mike was a very active director. His knowledge, leadership and enthusiasm for the pork industry was always appreciated and we thank him for his service," says Lierman.   

Source: Nebraska Pork Producers Association, which is solely responsible for the information provided, and wholly owns the information. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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