Meet Leslie – America’s Pig Farmer of the Year

Leslie McCuiston is the 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year.

Focusing on people is McCuiston’s main goal as a senior production manager for The Maschhoffs, LLC. McCuiston believes in equipping employees with the right tools to provide the best animal care every day. She oversees 70 employees who care for more than 18,000 sows in central Nebraska and surrounding states.

McCuiston was named America’s Pig Farmer of the Year following a third-party audit of on-farm practices and after taking part in a series of written and oral interviews by subject-matter experts. She has achieved excellence in all aspects of pig farming, including animal care, environmental stewardship, employee work environment and outstanding community service.

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Leslie McCuiston, a pig farmer from Nebraska is the 2017 America's Pig Farmer of the Year.