Pennsylvania Farmer Named America’s Pig Farmer of the Year

The National Pork Board Tuesday announced Chris Hoffman as the 2019-2020 Pig Farmer of the Year.

Hoffman, a first-generation hog farmer from McAlisterville, Pennsylvania, received the highest combined score in third-party judging and online voting in the contest.

The award recognizes pig farmers in the U.S. that exemplify industry leadership, a demonstrated focus in raising pigs following the We Care ethical principles and a commitment to connecting consumers with the farmers who raise the pork they consume. National Pork Board President David Newman calls Hoffman a “strong advocate” for the pork industry.

Hoffman was named America’s Pig Farmer of the Year based an on-farm audit of animal health, safety and management practices, a series of personal interviews and an online vote. Hoffman says of the achievement, “I want to meet with our nation’s leaders, including the president, and show them that we are an integral part of our food supply and the nation’s workforce.” Learn more about Hoffman and America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Award at