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Farmer Spotlight

Mark Legan

Mark Legan is a hog farmer from Coatesville, Ind., and serves on both NPPC and Indiana Pork Producers Association Board of Directors. Mark along with his wife, Phyllis, and daughter, Beth, operate Legan Livestock and Grain, Inc. with a sow breed-to-wean enterprise. They also grow corn and soybeans on 1,000 acres and raise horses.

Mark has been active in animal welfare, trade and environmental areas. Looking ahead, he sees the greatest challenges to the industry to be profitability, animal welfare, environment, structure and leadership.

Mark is active on the NPPC Budget Committee, Competitive Markets Policy Committee and the Farm Bill Policy Taskforce. Mark is a member and past president of both the Putnam County and Indiana Pork Producers Associations. Mark is also a member of the Indiana Horse Council.

Mark holds a master’s degree from Purdue University where he serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council. He is also a member of the 8th Congressional District Ag Advisory Committee, IDEM Water Pollution Control Board, and is a former member of the Chicago Federal Reserve Advisory Committee. Mark is a member of Bethel Baptist Church where he serves as treasurer and deacon.


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