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NPPC Hall of Fame Award Honors Bill Prestage for a Lifetime of Outstanding Contributions to the Pork Industry

CHICAGO, Illinois, March 6, 2024 — The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) proudly announces the induction of Bill Prestage into the NPPC Hall of Fame during the 2024 National Pork Industry Forum. This prestigious award recognizes individuals who have devoted their lives to advancing the pork industry.
“Bill Prestage, a visionary whose legacy transcends the boundaries of the pork industry, fundamentally reshaped agricultural practices with his innovative spirit and unwavering commitment to excellence,” said Bryan Humphreys, NPPC CEO. “His legacy serves as a testament to the power of innovation, integrity, and community that continues to drive Prestage Farms today.”
Prestage’s pioneering work revolutionized pork production with an emphasis on quality, sustainability, and animal welfare. Under his guidance, Prestage Farms became a leader in pork production and a model for corporate responsibility and community engagement. His vision for a more sustainable and ethical agricultural industry left an indelible mark, making him a revered figure in the pork industry and beyond.
“Bill’s induction into the NPPC Hall of Fame reflects his profound impact on the pork industry. It signifies a lifetime of achievements that have significantly advanced agricultural practices and established new benchmarks for success for the entire industry,” said Scott Hays, NPPC president and Missouri pork producer. “Bill’s commitment to family and community, coupled with his business acumen, extended his influence beyond farm operations, shaping industry practices from coast to coast.”
Prestage’s lifetime efforts serving in leadership roles on various agricultural boards and active participation in community development underscored his belief in a holistic approach to industry growth, including fostering the next generation of agricultural leaders.
NPPC honors Hall of Fame inductees each year at the National Pork Industry Forum, recognizing individuals who have devoted their lives to positively shaping the pork industry. These honorees focus on critical aspects of pork production and related issues while playing a significant role in advancing NPPC’s mission to advocate for the social, environmental, and economic sustainability of U.S. pork producers and their partners.
To learn more about Bill’s contribution to the pork industry, watch this video.
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