Apply for the #PigFarmer2017 Award

Jamie Johansen

Applications are now open for the National Pork Board next America’s Pig Farmer of The Year. Apply through March 13 for the opportunity to be recognized a U.S. pork producer who demonstrates excellence in raising pigs using the We Care ethical principles and in sharing your story with the public.

Last fall, Brad Greenway, a pig farmer from Mitchell, South Dakota, was named the 2016 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year. He has participated in numerous live and social media-based events since earning this distinction, including speaking engagements and media interviews in Chicago, San Francisco and other cities. All told, he has taken the pork industry’s message to more than 88 million people and counting.

“I encourage every pig farmer to apply to be America’s Pig Farmer of the Year,” Greenway said. “This program allows us to open the barn doors and show consumers what is really happening on pig farms across the country as we strive to raise food in a responsible and sustainable way.”

Anyone can nominate a U.S. pork producer who is at least 30 years old as of Jan. 1, 2017. Complete rules of the award program are on the site as well, along with answers to frequently asked questions.

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