McElwyn D. “Mack” Whiteker, passed away July 11 at his residence in Lexington, KY.

Whiteker was a retired director of Extension at the University of Kentucky.

He was the first recipient of a Service Award from the Kentucky Pork Producers Association. He was presented with the National Hog Farmer Distinguished Service Award in 1980, and also received the National Pork Producers Council Distinguished Service Award in 1993.

During his career, he lectured in many countries around the world.