Ted Allen is a partner at his family farm, Jack Allen Farms, Inc. in Winterville. He has spent his career on the farm with his dad, uncle and cousin. In addition to hogs, the family raises tobacco, sweet potatoes, peanuts, cotton, corn and beans. Ted manages the farms’ Smithfield-contracted sow, wean-to-finish, and finisher floor operations in Pitt, Greene and Beaufort counties. His participation in various Smithfield pilot projects focused on environmental sustainability has allowed him to further his personal commitment to good stewardship. Ted says participation in the NC State University CALS Leadership Program has been a highlight of his off-farm leadership experiences. He enjoys attending and coaching his children’s softball and volleyball games as well as going to livestock shows and camping adventures with his wife and three daughters.
- Elected to a 3-year term in 2021