Steve Rommereim receives SDPPC Dedicated and Distinguished Service Award

South Dakota Pork Producers Council
Farm Forum

SIOUX FALLS — The South Dakota Pork Producers Council (SDPPC) honored Steve Rommereim from Alcester with the Dedicated and Distinguished Service Award at the Master Pork Producers Banquet that was held on Jan. 15.

“The Dedicated and Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual who provides outstanding and dedicated service to South Dakota’s pork industry; and Steve certainly has demonstrated this type of service to our industry. We are proud to honor him with this award,” commented SDPPC Executive Board member and association services and membership committee chairman Bill Larsen of Wolsey.

Steve and his wife Charlotte farm near Alcester. They have two daughters. Steve is the owner, manager and operator of Highland Swine, which markets 12,000 pigs annually. Steve and his family are also part owners in SDI Pork LLC, which finishes 120,000 hogs annually.

Steve was elected to the National Pork Board in 2014 representing South Dakota on a national level. During his tenure on the National Pork Board he has served in each officer role, president in 2018 and on numerous committees, including the 2020 Strategic Planning Task Force.

He is past president of the South Dakota Pork Producers Association, Ag United for South Dakota, and currently serves on South Dakota Animal Industry Board. Steve was recently elected to the Executive Committee for the U.S. Animal Health Association.