Late Doug Wolf Inducted Into NPPC Hall of Fame
ATLANTA, March 2, 2017 – For his passion for pork production and his genuine care and concern for those in the pork industry, the late Doug Wolf, a pork producer from Lancaster, Wis., today was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Pork Producers Council at the organization’s annual business meeting – the National Pork Industry Forum – held here.
Wolf, who died suddenly last July, was a partner in Wolf L&G Farms LLC, with his wife Kris and son Shannon. The farm includes a sow farrow-to-finish operation, a cow-calf herd, feedlot and 1,200 crop acres on which corn, soybeans and alfalfa are raised.
He served on the NPPC board of directors for five years, including as president from March 2011 to March 2012. In addition to his service with NPPC, Wolf was involved with the National Pork Board – including as chairman of its Trade Committee – the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, the U.S. Meat Export Federation, the Wisconsin Pork Association, the Grant County (Wis.) Pork Producers, the Wisconsin Farm Bureau and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
Wolf was particularly interest in trade, knowing that pork industry growth would come from expanded export opportunities. He participated in several pork industry trade missions abroad.
“Doug Wolf was a humble guy, who put family first, the pork industry and farming second and himself last,” said NPPC CEO Neil Dierks. “His quiet, unassuming manner belied the fierce proponent he was for our industry. He truly valued the relationships he forged with pork producers around the country, and his spirit and love for agriculture and pork production lives on in many others, particularly his family. We are honored to have Doug be in the NPPC Hall of Fame.”
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NPPC is the global voice for the U.S. pork industry, protecting the livelihoods of America’s 60,000 pork producers, who abide by ethical principles in caring for their animals, in protecting the environment and public health and in providing safe, wholesome, nutritious pork products to consumers worldwide