During the Awards Luncheon, five individuals were recognized for their excellence in pork production and contributions to the pork industry.

MPPA’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award went to Harley Sietsema, of Allendale (not pictured below). Sietsema is an ex-official member of the MPPA Board of Directors and has made significant contributions to the industry though his service in Michigan and at the national level.

Another honor went to Lee Carte, of High Lean, Huron Pork and Carte Farms, Remus. Carte received the Master Pork Producer Award.










MPPA also awarded Robert Veld, of High Lean Pork, the Contract Grower Award.










The Swine Herd Manager Award went to Harold Jensen of Albright Swine Farms.