The National Pork Board honored William Luce with its distinguished service award at Pork Industry Forum.

“Luce's dedication and commitment to pork producers is very apparent. The programs he developed and the research he has conducted have had national impact,” says Dave Culbertson, National Pork Board president.

Luce served as Extension swine specialist for over 30 years at Oklahoma State University, retiring with the rank of Regents Professor. After retirement, he worked as coordinator of Educational Programs for the Oklahoma Pork Council.

Luce developed and managed the state's boar test stations and coordinated the auction of performance-tested gilts and boars.