Farmer Spotlight

Howard Hill, DVM

Howard Hill, DVM, a hog farmer from Cambridge, Iowa, serves as NPPC president. Dr. Hill is a veterinarian with Iowa Select Farms.

Previously, Dr. Hill was Director of Veterinary Services and Multiplication for Murphy Family Farms in Rose Hill, N.C., and was head of veterinary microbiology in the Iowa State University Diagnostic Laboratory.

Hill has served on the NPPC board of directors for the past three years, serving on a number of committees and co-chairing the Environmental Policy Committee. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Iowa Pork Producers and serves as chairman of the Research Committee and the Contract Growers Committee. Dr. Hill owns a sow farrow-to-finish farm, which produces breeding stock for Danbred USA. He also partners with his son on the family farm where they have a purebred Angus herd and 2,500 acres of row crops.

A native of southern California, Hill earned his bachelor’s and doctorate of veterinary medicine (DVM) degrees from the University of California-Davis. He received his Master’s degree and Ph.D. in veterinary microbiology from Iowa State University.

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