The future of farming seems to be in good hands. We see this across the industry as leaders are stepping up in every commodity and facet of agriculture. Last week the National Pork Board honored their 2019 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow. One of which is from right here in Iowa.
The winners were announced at the 2019 Pork Industry Forum in Orlando. The winners were Bailee Arnold from North Carolina, Ben Luebbering from Missouri and Ben Wikner from Iowa.
Bailee Arnold is a sow farm manager for Goldsboro Milling in North Carolina. She describes working in the pork industry as a rewarding career.
Arnold adds transparency is needed in the industry, now more than ever. She is honored to be a voice for young women in agriculture.
Ben Luebbering and his family own Profits Point Farm, where they farrow-to-finish pigs and raise cattle near St. Thomas, Missouri. Luebbering says he is passionate about pig farming and wants to share that message.
Ben Wikner is from Farmersburg, Iowa. He and his family run a farrow to wean operation along with their row crops. He says as a second-generation producer, he is ready to step up.