by Whitney Flach
Today, The National Pork Board announced that Brad Greenway, from Mitchell, South Dakota, has been named the 2016 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year. The award recognizes a pig farmer who excels at raising pigs using the We Care ethical principles and who connects with today’s consumers about how pork is produced. Greenway has focused on doing what’s right for people, pigs and the planet on his family farm for the last 40 years. He and his wife, Peggy, own two wean-to-finish pig barns. They also raise beef cattle, and grow corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa.
Greenway, was named America’s Pig Farmer of the Year by achieving the highest score from a third-party judging panel and online voting. He has achieved excellence in all aspects of pig farming, including animal care, environmental stewardship, employee work environment and outstanding community service.
Jan Archer, National Pork Board president shared that Greenway embodies the very best in pig farming.
Greenway said, “I am proud of my industry and the hard work my fellow farmers put into producing safe, high-quality food, and in caring for animals and the environment every day.”