South Dakota Pork Producers Council announces the 2015 Pork Promoter of the Year Award Recipients

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SIOUX FALLS, SD -The South Dakota Pork Producers Council (SDPPC) honored Brad and Peggy Greenway of Mitchell, South Dakota with the 1st Annual Pork Promoter of the Year Award at the Council’s Awards Luncheon on January 15, 2015. “This is a new award that South Dakota Pork Producers Council is offering this year. The award was designed to recognize an individual or family, organization, company or county group who has done an outstanding job promoting pork and/or the pork industry on a local, state or regional level. We are proud to honor them with this award,” commented SDPPC executive board member and association services and membership committee chairman, Mark Fuoss of Armour.

Brad and his wife Peggy own a wean-to-finish operation that markets 10,000 hogs annually. They also have 200 beef cows and grow corn, soybeans, wheat, and alfalfa on 1800 acres.

Brad is serving his second three-year term on the National Pork Board, and is the current Vice President. He also serves as an Operation Main Street and OMS 2.0 presenter, is a member of the Retail Action Committee, Pork Safety/Quality & Human/Nutrition Committee, chairs the Environmental Stewards Task Force, and is currently Vice President of U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance. He has served on the National Pork Boards Nominating and Resolutions Committee, as well as the Plan of Work Budget Task Force. Greenway was a member of the 2003 Pork Leadership Academy.

Brad has been involved with the Davison County Pork Council for 28 years, has been on the SD Pork Producers Council since 2000 and served as state president from 2005 to 2006 and is currently on their Executive Board. He received the SD Pork All-American award in 2002, the SD Master Pork Producer award in 2009, and the South Dakota Ag Ambassador award in 2014. He is a member of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association, the South Dakota Soybean Association, the South Dakota Farm Bureau, and serves on the local township board, Davison County Pork Producers and Davison County fair board.

Peggy has been serving as a pork expert for the South Dakota CommonGround organization for the past couple years. CommonGround’s goal is to start conversations between women who grow food and the women who buy it. It’s a conversation based on their personal experience as farmers and also on science and research. The group attends a few women’s conferences each year and also participates in influencer dinners and farm tours in conjunction with Ag United for South Dakota.

Peggy is active in promoting the pork industry and modern agriculture on the social media platforms of Twitter (@GreenwayPork) and Facebook. Peggy has also been involved with the Davison County Pork Council for many years and has been a 4-H leader for 17 years.

Peggy and Brad have two children, Brent and Mandi, a son-in-law, Cris and a granddaughter, Nora.