Columbia, Mo.,—On November 30, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that Scott Phillips, a hog farmer from Drexel, Missouri, has been appointed to serve a three year term on the National Pork Board.
“Scott has been an integral part of the leadership here in Missouri,” said Francis Forst, current chairman of the Missouri Pork Association from Lamar. “I have no doubt he will be a valuable asset in helping the National Pork Board look to the future of pork production.”
Scott and his brother, Martin, own Phillips Family Farms, a 2,000 sow farrow-to-finish operation. He returned to the family farm in 1990 after serving in the U.S. Air Force Reserves as an A-10 fighter pilot.
Scott is a member of the National Pork Board’s Trade Committee, and has served on the Producer Services Committee. He has served as a Pork Board delegate and National Pork Producers Council delegate at the National Pork Forum, and served on the Missouri Swine Focus Advisory Committee. Scott participated in the Pork Leadership Academy in 2005, and received the Pork All American Award in 2002. He was chairman of the Missouri Pork Association from 2015 to 2016. Scott is also Missouri’s representative to the U.S. Meat Export Federation.
He joins 14 additional hog farmers from across the country, each of whom are nominated by the National Pork Producers Delegate Body. The Board was created with the implementation of the Pork Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act of 1985, which became effective September 5, 1986.
A complete list of board members is available on the AMS website at https://www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/research-promotion/pork, or on the National Pork Board’s website at www.pork.org.
The Missouri Pork Association represents the state’s pork producers in the areas of promotion, research, education and legislation. For more information about the Association, go to www.mopork.com, or call (573) 445-8375.
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