Purpose
The North Carolina Pork Council Emerging Leader Award is to recognize and honor a pork producer aged 40 or younger who has contributed to the pork industry in North Carolina and exhibits potential for leadership. In previous years, this award was known as the Pork All-American.

Eligibility

  1. Award may be made to an individual.
  2. Nominee must be between the ages of 21 to 40.
  3. Nominee must be a member of the North Carolina Pork Council.
  4. Nominee must be an owner, operator, contract producer, manager or employee engaged in pork production in North Carolina.

Selection Criteria

  1. Contributions of the nominee to the pork industry through management and leadership ability, including pork producer/agricultural organizations.
  2. Demonstrates or exhibits potential for leadership in North Carolina’s pork industry.
  3. Contributions of the nominee to the North Carolina Pork Council and involvement in its programs and events such as leadership roles and volunteer support.
  4. Contributions of the nominee to family and community including church/civic activities and volunteer efforts.
  5. Awards or special recognitions received as they relate to the nominee’s involvement in pork production and agriculture.
  6. PQA Plus and/or TQA certified, as well as PQA Plus site assessment as applicable.
  7. Nominee’s record of environmental compliance.

Decision authority
Majority vote of the Awards Committee

Frequency
Annual award

Application
NC Pork Emerging Leader – 2019


Recipients (Pork All-American)

1971 – James W. Jackson
1972 – Robert Cox
1973 – Vernon Floyd
1974 – Jesse Riddick
1975 – Wendell Murphy
1976 – Wingate Collier
1977 – Ted Ivey
1978 – John F. Singleton
1979 – Don Smith
1980 – Charles Locklear
1981 – Tony Lee Hale
1982 – Robert Ivey
1983 – W. Charles Gulledge
1984 – Arthur Jenkins
1985 – David Sanderson
1986 – Allan Baucom
1987 – Jimmy Pollock
1988 – Whitley & Janet Stephenson
1989 – Randall Dawson
1990 – Miriam Lewis
1991 – David Overman
1992 – Bill van Staalduinen
1993 – Ben Outlaw
1994 – Jay Humphrey
1995 – Mike Duncan
1996 – Cathy Davis
1997 – Jimmy Neuhoff
1998 – Todd & Deborah Ballance
1999 – Alan Sharp
2000 – Ray Collier
2001 – Waitus English
2002 – Rusty Cox
2003 – Patrick Bell
2005 – Jake Barrow
2006 – Michael Inman
2007- Neil Strother
2008 – Brian Kennedy
2009 – Cara Winn Lane
2010 – John Garner
2011 – Bo Stone
2012 – Brandon Moore
2013 – Channing Gooden
2014 – Brandon Warren
2015 – Roddy Purser
2016 – Megan Spence
2017 – Cody Coombs