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Hancock County's Heather Hill new president of the National Pork Board

Indiana pork producer Heather Hill was elected to serve as president of the National Pork Board (NPB) for the 2022-2023 term.


NPB’s 15 producer directors represent the 60,000 U.S. pig farmers who pay into the Pork Checkoff – a program funding research, promotion and education efforts for the benefit of the whole industry. 


“Real Pork is about real farmers, leading efforts to ensure the public understands our product is real nutritious and real sustainable,” explains Hill, who co-owns a 600-sow farrow-to-finish operation in Indiana with her husband and his parents. She is past-president of the Indiana Pork Board of Directors.


Hill’s family also grows corn, soybeans and wheat. “Along with my fellow volunteer leaders on the Board of Directors, we will deliver real results to help protect producer freedom to operate and promote continuity of business should a foreign animal disease, like African swine fever, challenge the US herd.”


In addition to Hill, other members include:


• Vice President Bob Ruth from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

• Treasurer Al Wulfekuhle from Quasqueton, Iowa

• Past President Gene Noem from Ames, Iowa


Hill is co-owner of Hill Farms in Greenfield, Indiana, a 600-sow farrow-to-finish operation, with her husband, Marc, and his parents. Hill Farms also grows corn, soybeans and wheat.


Heather is a former NPB board treasurer. She is also former president of the Indiana Pork Board and has been actively involved since 2009. She serves on the National FFA Career Development Sales Committee and is a leader for the local

4-H chapter.


Heather is an Operation Main Street speaker.