The National Pork Board recently announced the four finalists who are vying to be named the 2018 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year. The program honors a U.S. pig farmer each year who excels at raising pigs following the We Care ethical principles and who is committed to sharing their farming story with the American public. National Pork Board President Steve Rommereim of South Dakota says the finalist "demonstrate how pig farmers embrace the We Care ethical principles as their daily standard of care." The finalists are Patrick Bane of Illinois, Bill Luckey of Nebraska and Brad Lundell and Kevin Rasmussen both from Iowa.

The four finalists will meet with an expert panel of third-party judges in Chicago. The judges will view videos produced at the finalists’ farms and will interview each of them. Through August 29, the public can vote once a day per person per email address for their favorite finalist at www.americaspigfarmer.com. The winner will be announced in early October based on the judges’ scores and the online voting.

Learn more about the finalist at wwww.pork.org.

Source:  NAFB News