Pork Checkoff and National Hog Farmer magazine honored four pork production operations as the 2011 Pork Industry Environmental Stewards.
The award, in its 17th year, recognizes producers who demonstrate a firm commitment to safeguarding the environment and their local communities.
The 2011 award recipients included:
The winners were selected by judges represented by pork producers and environmental organizations. Judges rated pork production operations on their manure management systems, water and soil conservation practices, odor-control strategies, farm aesthetics and neighbor relations, wildlife habitat promotion, innovative ideas to protect the environment and an essay on the meaning of environmental stewardship.
“Once again, the winners of this prestigious award consist of yet another great group of pork producers,” says Lynn Harrison, chair of the Environmental Stewards selection subcommittee and former president of the National Pork Board. “The 2011 stewards are real-world examples of how producers demonstrate the We Care principles every day as natural protectors of the environment and as good neighbors in their communities.”
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