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Dr. William Flowers Wins NC State
William L. "Billy" Flowers has been named a 2015
William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor.
Flowers was one of seven professors to be recognized with this honor - the highest honor open
to faculty members in NC State University's
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).
For nearly three decades at NC State University, Dr. Flowers
has demonstrated excellence as a classroom instructor, mentor and advisor, and researcher. Teaching in every type of
degree program offered by NC State University, Dr. Flowers
is clearly committed to classroom instruction as well as student development. His former students now work in all major
swine production companies in the U.S., Canada, and South
America. They work in all areas of production and management - from veterinarians to farm managers, to production
supervisors, to farm owners. Many serve as leaders in the
pork industry fulfilling roles as directors and/or committee
members with national and state organizations such as the
National Pork Board, National Pork Producers Council, and
NC Pork Council. Others teach at universities or community
colleges, or hold research responsibilities in university, government or industrial settings.
"I personally know many of his former students, colleagues
at NC State University, and professional associates at other land
grant universities," said NCPC's Deborah Johnson. "He is well
known to them as one of the finest -examples of a true professional
in higher education and all attest to his passion and enthusiasm
as well as his commitment to both teaching and research."
In 1950 the "William Neal Reynolds Agricultural Fund"
endowment was created. The endowment states, "Whereas,
the Donor is convinced that the College can discharge its
obligation to the farm people of the State only by selecting and
retaining in its faculty and staff great scholars, great teachers,
great scientists, and great interpreters."
Nominees for William Neal Reynolds Distinguished
Professorships are expected to have distinguished themselves
as "great" in their areas of expertise. Each nominee is evaluated by a screening committee in areas of distinction as well
as in service.
In February, CALS Dean Richard Linton announced the
seven appointees who were chosen from a group of 18 nominees. However, Dr. Flowers will be formally recognized,
along with the other honorees, at a campus-wide event in
the near future.
Dietary Advisory Panel Report:
(From NPPC and other news reports)
n its report released in advance of the final edition of
the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, an Obama
administration-appointed advisory of committee of health
and nutrition professionals recommended that people
consume less red and processed meat, and it omitted lean
meat from its recommended dietary pattern (while maintaining the Recommended Daily Allowance of 5.5 ounces of
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Additionally, the advisory committee concluded that a diet
higher in plant-based and lower in animal-based foods would
be more environmentally sustainable.
The report was sent in February to the secretaries of
Agriculture and of Health and Human Services, who will use
it to develop the 2015 guidelines. Due out later this year, the
guidelines affect all federal food purchasing programs, including the National School Lunch Program.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NC Pork Report - Spring 2015
Message from the President: Opportunity, Challenges, Learning, Teamwork and Success
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
NC Pork Report - Spring 2015