The National Swine Registry is pleased to announce that Brian Arnold of Lafayette, Ill., has been hired as the new vice president of member outreach and youth development. In this position, Arnold will manage NSR open shows and sales and provide oversight for the organization's field representatives, communications staff and National Junior Swine Association.
"I am excited to add someone of Brian's caliber to the NSR team," says NSR CEO Mike Paul. "His background and experience will prove a valuable resource to NSR members as he leads the member outreach and youth development teams. We look forward to utilizing Brian's background in the purebred swine industry and his work with young people to lead the future development of member resources and youth development programs for the NSR membership."
A native of Indiana, Arnold attended Black Hawk College-East Campus near Kewanee, Ill., and obtained a bachelor's degree in animal agri-business from Purdue University in 2005. He was a member of both schools' livestock judging teams. Currently, he is an ag business instructor and co-livestock judging coach at Black Hawk East.
Throughout his career, Arnold has judged some of the nation's premier swine shows, including the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, North American International Livestock Expo, Oklahoma Youth Expo, Tulsa State Fair and Cow Palace Grand National, along with numerous state and county fairs. Arnold is also a former NJSA member and served as the organization's summer intern during his college career.
Aside from teaching, coaching and judging, Arnold and his wife, Molly, are part of a small family grain and showpig operation in Northeast Indiana. They have a 1-year-old son, Reece.
Arnold will attend the NSR Summer Spectacular in Louisville, Ky., July 3-7, but will not begin his official duties until July 9. He will relocate to Indiana to work from the West Lafayette office.