Purpose
Entry to the North Carolina Pork Council Hall of Fame is the highest honor the organization bestows. The Hall of Fame recognizes those persons with long and outstanding service to North Carolina’s pork industry and the North Carolina Pork Council.

Eligibility
The recipient may be active or retired, or the award may be given posthumously.

Selection Criteria

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

Decision authority
Majority vote of the Awards Committee

Frequency
Annual award

Application
Hall of Fame – 2019


Past recipients

1989 – Jim Butler
1991 – Holmes Murphy
1992 – Jack Parker
1993 – L.B. Outlaw
1994 – Burrows Lundy
1995 – Dr. David Spruill
1995 – Dr. Bob Jones
1996 – Ottis Carroll
1996 – H.D. and Jan Cornelius
1997 – James W. Jackson
1998 – Dr. Charles Stanislaw
1999 – Thad Sharp
2000 – Bobby Cox
2001 – Wendell Murphy
2002 – Annabelle Fetterman
2003 – Lois Britt
2004 – George Upton
2005 – Bill Prestage
2006 – Jack Kelley
2007 – Dr. William Plummer
2008 – L. Bynum Driggers
2009 – Billy Herring
2010 – L.L. Murphrey
2012 – Dr. Jim Barker
2013 – Norman C. Denning
2014 – W.G. Simmons
2015 – Bob Swain
2016 – Sonny Faison
2017 – John C. Howard, Jr.
2018 – Wilbur & Mary Earp