Purpose
The North Carolina Pork Council Outstanding Pork Producer of the Year is to recognize and honor a pork producer or family who has made significant contributions to the pork industry in North Carolina.

Eligibility

  1. Award may be made to an individual or family.
  2. Nominee must be over the age of 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. Contributions of the nominee to the North Carolina Pork Council and involvement in its programs and events such as 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 as applicable.
  6. Nominee’s record of environmental compliance.

Decision authority
Majority vote of the Awards Committee

Frequency
Annual award

Application (pdf)
Outstanding Pork Producer – 2019


Past Recipients

1970 – L.B. Outlaw Jr.
1971 – Carson Gregory
1972 – James W. Jackson
1973 – W.W. Spruill
1974 – Floyd Monday
1975 – Billy Waters
1976 – George Wood
1977 – John. T Matthews
1978 – Dr. Julian Edwards
1979 – H.D. Cornelius
1980 – Wendell Murphy
1981 – James Ferbee
1982 – John Q. Adams
1983 – Thomas Spruill
1984 – Oran Benson
1985 – L.L. Murphrey
1986 – George Jones
1987 – Frank Sprinkle
1988 – John Howard
1989 – Jennings Humphrey
1990 – Bob Ivey
1991 – James Weaver
1992 – Louie & Mary Huber
1993 – Marion Howard
1994 – David Overman
1995 – Roland Mohesky
1996 – Thad Sharp
1997 – Craig & Kathy King
1998 – Dexter Edwards
1999 – James Allen
2000 – Mary & Wilbur Earp
2001 – Pearly Vereen
2002 – Jo Ann Stroud
2003 – R.C. Hunt
2004 – Mark Daughtry
2005 – Zach McCullen III
2006 – Miriam Lewis
2007- Craig Thornton
2008 – Greg Stephens
2009 – Tommy & Vicky Porter
2010 – Bundy Lane
2011 – Waitus English
2012 – Bryant & Debbie Worley
2013 – Stephen Williamson
2014 – James, Betty & Jimmy Sauls
2015 – Edward Dail
2016 – James Lamb
2017 – Gaye Crowther