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Awards Roddy Purser Named 2015 Pork All-American r oddy Purser of Monroe was named NCPC's 2015 North Carolina Pork All-American at the annual awards breakfast held in February. Purser is a member of the NCPC Board of Directors and oversees a diversified agricultural portfolio. He owns and operates White Rock Farms, a farrow-to-wean swine operation that includes the care of 6,600 sows under contract with Murphy-Brown LLC. White Rock Farms is also a FARM-certified dairy where he and his wife Allison tend to more than 300 Jersey cows. He also has a 44,000 breeder hen operation that is under contract with Tyson, and he tends row crops. Purser, a young first-generation farmer, has distinguished himself as a true agriculture leader. In addition to serving on the NCPC board of directors, Purser serves on the Anson County Ag Advisory Board, is a member of the NC and Anson County Cattlemen's Association and is the NC Ag Purser has also been recognized as the 2012 Anson County Outstanding Farmer of the Year, the 2011 NC Conservation Farm Family of the Year, the 2011 Anson County Conservation Family of the Year and the 2011 NC Poultry Federation Environmental Award Runner-up. 22 NC Pork Report * w w w .n c p o r k .o r g Foundation's Cooperative Extension Representative for Anson County. He is a past participant of the Agricultural Leadership Development Program of North Carolina State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He has served on the Premium Standard Farms and the Murphy-Brown Grower Advisory Committees as well as the Anson County Cattlemen's Association Board of Directors. He was a 2004 Pilot Participate with the NC Director of Pollution Prevention and Environment Assistance and a 2004 Pilot Participate of the Pork Producers Environmental Management System sponsored by NCDENR. Purser has also been recognized as the 2012 Anson County Outstanding Farmer of the Year, the 2011 NC Conservation Farm Family of the Year, the 2011 Anson County Conservation Family of the Year and the 2011 NC Poultry Federation Environmental Award Runner-up. Purser was presented his award by Jan Archer, a longtime leader in the state's pork industry and a director with the National Pork Board. Archer commented, "When a group of pork producers gets together and says that one of their number is outstanding, that is pretty special. And that opinion defines Roddy Purser." Roddy and Allison attend have two children; daughter Arley Grae (3) and Fin (11 months). The selection for Pork All-American is based on contributions to the pork industry, family and community through good management and leadership ability. Any farmer owner, operator, contract producer, manager or employee involved with the pork industry that is between the ages of 25 and 40 is eligible for the recognition. http://www.ncpork.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NC Pork Report - Spring 2015

Message from the President: Opportunity, Challenges, Learning, Teamwork and Success
Industry News
Introducing the 2015 Board of Directors
2015 Pork Conference: Education, Networking, Fellowship and Fun
NCPC Names Bob Swain to Pork Industry Hall of Fame
Roddy Purser Named 2015 Pork All-American
Edward Dail Named 2015 Outstanding Pork Producer
Ray Simmons Named Environmental Steward Winner
Bacon Bash Brings Home the Bacon for NCPC PAC
2015 Student Internship Program
2015 North Carolina Pork Council Scholarship

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