Dr. Ron Prestage, DVM, a pork producer from Camden, S.C., was elected to the post of vice president for the National Pork Producers Council. He was elected for a one-year term at NPPC’s annual business meeting – the National Pork Industry Forum – held March 8-9 in Orlando, Fla.
Prestage, who has served on the NPPC board of directors for the past three years, is part of the family-owned Prestage Farms, which includes hogs, turkeys, cattle and cropland for hay. He’s primarily responsible for the sows and turkeys on the farms in South Carolina and the swine operation in Mississippi.
A graduate of North Carolina State University who received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Auburn University, Prestage has served in leadership positions with a number of organizations, including the National Turkey Federation, U.S. Poultry and Egg Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Swine Veterinarians, South Carolina Poultry Federation, Palmetto Agribusiness Council, Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
“Ron has been a strong leader in the U.S. pork industry and brings that leadership and knowledge of pork industry issues to his new position as vice president of NPPC,” said NPPC CEO Neil Dierks. “He is a valuable asset to U.S. pork producers.”