DES MOINES, Iowa – The Pork Checkoff announced Friday that four production operations have been selected to represent the industry as 2008 Pork Industry Environmental Steward Awards. 

The Checkoff and National Hog Farmer magazine have awarded this honor to four pork producing operations that have demonstrated a firm commitment to safeguarding the environment and the communities that surround them

This year’s award recipients are:

Enterprise Nursery of Madrid, Neb.

• Oetting Farms of Concordia, Mo.,

• O’Neel Farms of Friend, Neb.

• Veldkamp Farms of Jasper, Minn.

The environmental steward award winners were reportedly selected by judges drawn from pork producers and environmental organizations. The judges reviewed the applications of pork producers committed to minimizing the pork industry’s footprint on the environment. 

“We receive a great set of pork producer applications and nominations every year. These operations are committed to doing things right for the environment, for their families and for U.S. agriculture,” said Randy Brown, chair of the environmental stewards selection subcommittee and member of the National Pork Board. 

Award recipients will receive the recognition of their peers at the 2009 National Pork Industry Forum in Dallas, Texas.


Source: The Pork Checkoff