Pork Industry Honors Service and Leadership

Cindy Zimmerman

Dr. Billy Flowers receives award from Pork Board president Steve Rommereim

During the Pork Industry Forum last week in Orlando, the National Pork Board honored individuals for their service and leadership to the industry.

North Carolina State University animal science professor Dr. William “Billy” Flowers received the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his lifelong contribution to the pork industry.

Working to prepare the next generation, his teaching responsibilities include an introduction to animal science, pork production and management, and advanced pork reproduction management. Dr. Flowers also serves as an advisor to more than 70 students each year.

Listen to an interview with Dr. Flowers –
Pork Forum Interview with Dr. Billy Flowers

Also at Pork Forum, the late Bob Morrison posthumously received the Pork Checkoff Industry Service Award. Morrison was a veterinarian and professor at the University of Minnesota and coordinated two internationally respected swine health management conferences – the St. Paul, Minnesota-based Allen D. Leman Swine Conference and the Leman China Conference in Nanjing, China.

The National Pork Board and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) presented Sam Hines, former state executive of the Michigan Pork Producers Association, the Paulson-Whitmore State Executive Award. The award is named in honor of two top leaders – Don Paulson, past Minnesota state pork executive, and Rex Whitmore, past Wisconsin state pork executive.

Find content from the Pork Industry Forum here –
National Pork Industry Forum virtual newsroom

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