Doing what’s right for people, pigs, and the planet on his family farm for the last 40 years earned Brad Greenway the prestigious title of 2016 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year.
The National Pork Board announced today that Greenway, a pig farmer from Mitchell, South Dakota, has been named the 2016 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year by achieving the highest score from a third-party judging panel and online voting. The award recognizes a pig farmer who excels at raising pigs using the We Care ethical principles and who connects with today’s consumers about how pork is produced.
“We are pleased to have Brad represent America’s pig farmers. He embodies the very best in pig farming,” said Jan Archer, National Pork Board president and a pig farmer from Goldsboro, North Carolina. “It’s important that we share with today’s consumers how we raise their food in an ethical and transparent way. Brad’s interest in sharing his farm’s story – and putting a face on today’s pig farming – will help us reach this goal.”
Greenway and his wife, Peggy, own two wean-to-finish pig barns. They also raise beef cattle and grow corn, soybeans, wheat, and alfalfa.
“I look forward to sharing my personal farm story with consumers to help them understand the care that goes into raising pigs today,” said Greenway. “I am proud of my industry and the hard work my fellow farmers put into producing safe, high-quality food, and in caring for animals and the environment every day.”
Greenway’s nephew Minnesota Vikings veteran Chad Greenway, who recently shared his personal farm to football story with AGDAILY, said he couldn’t imagine a better candidate for the award.
“Uncle Brad and Aunt Peggy are both incredibly passionate about our industry, and they are fearless leaders in our state promoting farming, promoting the operation they run and pork production in general,” Chad Greenway said. “I’m very proud of those two and what they accomplished. I couldn’t think of a better family than Brad to be the U.S. face for that.”