Karen Grant, Meadow Grove (Producer): Karen and her husband, Bruce, function a farrow-to-end pig farm close to Meadow Grove. She has served a six-yr time period on the NPPA’s board of administrators, is presently on the NPPA legislative committee, and for the previous two years has served on the investor and relations committee with Nationwide Pork Producers Council. In 2015, she was acknowledged because the Ag-ceptional Lady of the 12 months.
Chad Johnson, Norfolk, (Allied): Chad is the plant buyer for Tyson Recent Meats in Madison, and has been with Tyson/IBP for 23 years. He is a PQA and TQA advisor, has served as a alternate director for the NPPA, and has been a member of the legislative committee for the previous yr.
Ryan Preister, Humphrey (Producer): Ryan and his spouse personal and function his household’s fourth-generation pig farm close to Humphrey. The farm additionally raises corn and soybeans. A graduate of the College of Nebraska-Lincoln, he holds each PQA Plus and TQA certifications.
Jennifer Ruby, Howells (Allied): Jennifer lives on an acreage together with her husband, Justin, and son, Brock. She has been in swine manufacturing for 14 years with seven years in manufacturing in boar stud-to-ending operations. She now is gross sales manager for PigEasy, LLC. She was within the first Nebraska Pork Management Program and served on the Nationwide Pork Board animal welfare committee.
Mark Wright, Fremont, (Allied): Mark is the assistant manager of Wiechman Pig Company’s Fremont division in addition to the animal dealing with and welfare coordinator for all Wiechman Pig Firm’s places. Presently he serves on the NPPA’s legislative committee and is a member of the Pork Management Institute program, a joint program of the Nationwide Pork Board and the Nationwide Pork Producers Council. By the PLI program, he has signifyed Nebraska pork producers in Washington, D.C.