Environmental Stewardship Award http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/17151/more en Environmental Stewards honored at Pork Forum http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/environmental-stewards-honored-pork-forum <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="field-deck"> Stewards program being replaced by 'America's Pig Farmer of the Year' honor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Pork Checkoff, along with its cosponsor, National Hog Farmer magazine, honored the 2014 Pork Industry Environmental Stewards -- Bruce and Jenny Wessling, Grand Junction, Iowa; and David and Sharon Stephens, Malta Bend, Mo. -- at the 2015 National Pork Industry Forum held in San Antonio, Texas, last week. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/environmental-stewards-honored-pork-forum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/environmental-stewards-honored-pork-forum#comments Business Environment Environmental Stewardship Award Food Animal Report Facilities Pork Checkoff Mon, 09 Mar 2015 21:26:00 +0000 54931 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2014 Environmental Stewardship Award Winners http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2014-environmental-stewardship-award-winners <div class="node-body link-body"><p>The 2014 Environmental Stewards and their operations are profiled in a special section of the September issue of National Hog Farmer. The issue also contains a listing of honorees since the program’s inception in 1995.</p> </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/NHF-environmental-stewards.jpg?1412964610" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2014-environmental-stewardship-award-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environmental Stewardship Award Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:47:00 +0000 51481 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2014 Environmental Stewards: An Eye for Beauty http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-environmental-stewards-eye-beauty <div class="field-byline"> By Dean Houghton, National Hog Farmer Correspondent </div> <div class="field-deck"> <i>Through 20 years, environmental stewards prove that pig production can be beautiful.</i> </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><span style="font-size: 13px;">Hogs are beautiful. That was a slogan somebody started back in the 1970s, perhaps a bit tongue in cheek. But there&rsquo;s truth in that statement.</span></p> <p align="left">This truth has been revealed over the past 20 years through the Pork Industry Environmental Stewards Award program. The first winners were named in 1995, and 2014 marks the 20th class of pork industry stewards.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-environmental-stewards-eye-beauty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-environmental-stewards-eye-beauty#comments Business Environmental Stewardship Award Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:08:00 +0000 50951 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2014 Environmental Stewards: A Message From National Hog Farmer http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-environmental-stewards-message-national-hog-farmer <div class="node-body article-body">The Environmental Stewards of the Pork Industry recognition program is co-sponsored by National Hog Farmer and the pork checkoff. The program is in its 20th and final year. The program has been open to pork producers of all types and sizes who demonstrate a positive contribution to our natural environment.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-environmental-stewards-message-national-hog-farmer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-environmental-stewards-message-national-hog-farmer#comments Business Environmental Stewardship Award Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:28:00 +0000 50941 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2014 Environmental Stewards: Going Green http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-environmental-stewards-going-green <div class="field-byline"> By Dean Houghton, National Hog Farmer Correspondent </div> <div class="field-deck"> <i>Trees, shrubs, buffer strips and more make this Iowa farm an environmental oasis.</i> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Wessling family has been a part of the Grand Junction, IA, community for decades, and they consider the community connection to be an important part of the business.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-environmental-stewards-going-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-environmental-stewards-going-green#comments Business Environmental Stewardship Award Food Animal Report Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:08:00 +0000 50931 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2014 Environmental Stewards: Technology Trend http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-environmental-stewards-technology-trend <div class="field-byline"> By Dean Houghton, National Hog Farmer Correspondent </div> <div class="field-deck"> <i>This leading-edge Missouri farm balances pigs, crops and natural nutrients.</i> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Stephens Farms from near Malta Bend, MO, has adopted technologies to improve their hog and crop operations.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-environmental-stewards-technology-trend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-environmental-stewards-technology-trend#comments Business Environmental Stewardship Award Food Animal Report Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:22:00 +0000 50921 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork Producers Receive Environmental Stewards Award Recognition http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/pork-producers-receive-environmental-stewards-award-recognition <div class="node-body gallery-body">Four farms were honored as recipients of the Pork Industry Environmental Stewards Award at the annual National Pork Industry Forum in Kansas City, MO, last week. The award, now in its 20th year, recognizes producers who demonstrate a firm commitment to safeguarding the environment and to serving their local communities.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/pork-producers-receive-environmental-stewards-award-recognition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/pork-producers-receive-environmental-stewards-award-recognition#comments Environment Environmental Stewardship Award Manure Nutrient Management Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:32:00 +0000 46051 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>The Circle Four Farms Blue Mountain site 42304 was recognized as one of four Pork Industry Environmental Stewards Award-winning operations during the National Pork Industry Forum.</p> 2013 Environmental Stewards: Blue Mountain Farms Anaerobic Digester http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environmental-stewardship-winners-2013/2013-environmental-stewards-blue-mountain-farms-anaerobic-dig <div class="node-body video-body"><p>Blue Mountain Farms, owned by Circle Four Farms, houses 21,000 feeder to finish animals and ships about 55,000 animals from farm to market each year. The farm uses anaerobic digesters to create methane gas, which is sold to the local power company. Flushed from the under-barn pits to the digesters, the manure creates enough power from the methane gas to power 3,000 homes.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environmental-stewardship-winners-2013/2013-environmental-stewards-blue-mountain-farms-anaerobic-dig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environmental-stewardship-winners-2013/2013-environmental-stewards-blue-mountain-farms-anaerobic-dig#comments Environmental Stewardship Winners 2013 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:26:00 +0000 44901 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2013 Environmental Stewards: Krikke Pork Manure Fertilizer http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environmental-stewardship-winners-2013/2013-environmental-stewards-krikke-pork-manure-fertilizer <div class="node-body video-body"><p>Krikke Pork, Greenwich, Ohio, is a 2013 Envinronmental Steward Award winner. &quot;Being good stewards of the land is a requirement. Our goal is to leave the land in better shape than when we found it,&quot; says Howard Krikke.</p> <p>The farm raises 10,000 wean to finish hogs each year, and uses the manure to fertilize their crops. The tanks under the barn hold a years worth of manure.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environmental-stewardship-winners-2013/2013-environmental-stewards-krikke-pork-manure-fertilizer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environmental-stewardship-winners-2013/2013-environmental-stewards-krikke-pork-manure-fertilizer#comments Environmental Stewardship Winners 2013 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:10:00 +0000 44891 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2013 Environmental Stewards: Bacon Hill Anaerobic Digester http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environmental-stewardship-winners-2013/2013-environmental-stewards-bacon-hill-anaerobic-digester <div class="node-body video-body"><p>The Bacon Hill farm in Dodge, Neb., uses anaerobic digesters to get rid of odor and produce enough methane gas to power the entire farm. The farm uses about 20% of the energy created. The rest is sold to the local power company, and is enough energy to power about 53 homes each year.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environmental-stewardship-winners-2013/2013-environmental-stewards-bacon-hill-anaerobic-digester" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environmental-stewardship-winners-2013/2013-environmental-stewards-bacon-hill-anaerobic-digester#comments Environmental Stewardship Winners 2013 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:42:00 +0000 44881 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com