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Indiana Pork announces three award recipients
Indiana Pork recently presented three awards to individuals who have dedicated much time to advancing the pig industry.
Randy Salsbery was the recipient of the Producer Meritorious Service Award. The farm includes Randy’s wife, two brothers, sister, two sons, and two nephews, most of whom worked off-farm before returning home to farm together. Salsbery is an Indiana University graduate and worked as a CPA before returning home to farm with his family. He is active in his church and enjoys serving through those ministries.
Indiana Pork awarded its Industry Meritorious Service Award to Dr. Bill Beranek. He holds multiple advanced degrees and works actively with the Indianapolis Water Company and the Indianapolis Sewage Company to provide technical advice on changing regulations for each group. As an environmental mediator, Beranek has brought pig farmers and those against the expansion of the pork industry to the same table to develop plans where everyone could work together. Beranek helped mediate livestock expansion plans in Randolph County, which his award nominators recognized him for.
Brian Homan received the Contract Grower Award. Homan raises contract hogs in Pennville, Ind., for Oracle Pork. Homan built his first barns in 2002 and followed with more barns in 2006 and in 2018. He said the best thing about having his contract barns is that it allows his young children to be involved and to make it a true family operation.
Indiana Pork also recognized retiring board member Heather Hill, Hancock County, for her years of service to the Indiana pork industry.
Indiana Pork is a not-for-profit association representing Indiana’s nearly 3,000 family pork farmers through the pork checkoff program.