Andersen receives Pork Promoter of the Year Award

The South Dakota Pork Producers Council honored Craig Andersen of Centerville, South Dakota, with the Pork Promoter of the Year Award at the Master Pork Producers Banquet recently.

“This is the fourth year for this award that South Dakota Pork Producers Council is offering to recognize their peers. The award was designed to recognize an individual or family, organization, company or county group who has done an outstanding job promoting pork and/or the pork industry on a local, state or regional level. We are proud to honor him with this award, he is willing to go above and beyond to help promote pork.” said Mark Fuoss, Armour, South Dakota, SDPPC executive board member and association services and membership committee chairman.

Craig and Gail Andersen have a diversified farm consisting of row crops, feeder pigs and cattle. They finish pigs for Brentwood Colony. Andersen’s son Tyler recently had an open house for his new finishing barn.

Andersen has helped with the fourth grade program in Sioux Falls, Hot Harley Nights, many grocery store promotions and the Taste of Elegance in Sioux Falls and Rapid City. He has been on the executive board for 4 years, is the chairman of the production and profitability committee. He also serves on the public policy, demand enhancement, budget and finance, annual meeting and trade show committees. Andersen has gone to many Planning and Zoning meetings about pig farming and went to Washington D.C. on behalf of the South Dakota pig farmers to lobby for issues relating to farmers. He is also the chairman of the Delaware Township board.