During the Awards Luncheon at the 2016 Michigan Pork Symposium, 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 Dale Norton, of Bronson. Norton is a 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, including serving as last year’s National Pork Board President.


Another honor went to Kris Duflo, of Circle K Family Farms LLC, Carson City. Duflo received the Master Pork Producer Award.


MPPA also awarded Jeremy Pommerenke of Huron Pork the Swine Herd Manager Award, and the Contract Grower Award went to Ryan Malburg of Valley View Pork.