The National Pork Board honored Dale Miller, editor of National Hog Farmer, as winner of its Distinguished Service Award. Miller was recognized at the National Pork Industry Forum held March 4-6 in Kansas City, Mo. The Distinguished Service Award is given annually to recognize the lifelong contribution to the pork industry of an outstanding leader.

"Dale's passion for helping producers understand and adopt changing production practices have benefitted pork producers for the past 38 years," said Tim Bierman, a pork producer from Larrabee, Iowa, and National Pork Board president. "As an example, Dale was at the forefront of delivering vital information on artificial insemination technologies as they first offered promise to U.S. pork producers in the early 1970s, through the time when they became common practice."

Dale also highly values and takes the time to honor the excellence of others. Through the Environmental Stewards program he has championed, more than 65 producers have been recognized.

"To Dale it's all about the people," said Bierman. "He values all the producers and the people in the pork industry that he interacts with on a daily basis to report the accurate facts to help pork producers."

Source: NPB