Allan Crow receives Friends of the Industry Award from SD Pork Producers Council
SIOUX FALLS — The South Dakota Pork Producers Council recognized Allan Crow with the Friends of the Industry Award during the Master Pork Producers Banquet on Jan. 10.
The Friends of the Industry Award recognizes state individuals, leaders or businesses for their continued support of the pork industry. The recipient will be given a certificate, plaque and a check for their outstanding involvement and service to the pork industry.
Allan grew up on a ranch in northwest South Dakota. After graduating from high school, he went to work for the local grain elevator and quickly became the feed and animal health product manager for the company.
In 1989 he accepted a job as general manager of ZIP Feed Mills in Huron. During his tenure at ZIP Feed he became acquainted with the Hutterite colonies, selling them feed and setting them up with computerized record keeping systems.
In 1999 he started his own business, TriTech Inc, where his customers are primarily the Hutterite colonies. He assists them in implementing the latest technologies in swine nutrition, health and management programs to improve production, efficiency and capture opportunities such as added value markets for their hogs.
Allan married his high school sweetheart, Helen, 40 years ago and during that time have raised 3 children, Jeremy, Barry and Deborah and have 4 grandchildren. Helen is the business manager at Holy Trinity Catholic Church and School in Huron and if not at work, she can be found helping with church and school activities.
Allan and Helen are strong supporters of different charities and foundations for families of fallen or wounded military personnel. For some of those charities, they provide pork products or pork certificates which also supports and promotes the pork industry.
Allan is passionate about the pork business and encourages his customers and other producers to be active in supporting their industry by being involved in local projects and programs. Additionally, he sponsors groups of his customers each year to attend the National Pork Forum which gives them an opportunity to develop a better understanding of the pork industry beyond the farm.
Allan’s hobbies include golfing and touring the countryside on his motorcycle.