Pig Farmer of the Year Announced

Patrick Bane, a pig farmer from Arrowsmith, Illinois, has been named the 2018 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year. Bane achieved the highest combined score from a third-party judging panel and online voting, according to the National Pork Board. 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. Steve Rommereim, National Pork Board president, says Bane “embodies the very best in pig farming.” Bane was named America’s Pig Farmer of the Year following a third-party audit of his on-farm practices. The National Pork Board says he has achieved excellence in all aspects of pig farming, including animal care, environmental stewardship, employee work environment and outstanding community service. In receiving the award, Bane says “It’s our responsibility to show the public that we are doing the right things to care for our animals.”