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Raising pigs looks different today than it did decades ago, and America’s pig farmers are responsible for that progress. The changes include significant advancements in animal health, food safety and environmental stewardship. Today, on farms large and small, America’s pig farmers are doing what’s right for our people, pigs and planet while producing the best pork ever.

To be sure, America’s pig farmers represent the very best in agriculture and the National Pork Board created the America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM contest in order to recognize the best of the best in pig farming. This prestigious honor will be awarded annually to the pig farmer who best demonstrates and lives by the We CareSM ethical principles.

Those interested in nominating someone for consideration are encouraged to visit our nominations page.

If you are interested in becoming America’s Pig Farmer of the Year, please request an application.

Today, on farms large and small, America’s pig farmers are doing what’s right for our people, pigs and planet while producing the best pork ever.