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Industry News Dr. William Flowers Wins NC State Award Dr. 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: Less Meat (From NPPC and other news reports) I 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 "protein foods"). 8 NC Pork Report * w w w .n c p o r k .o r g 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
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

NC Pork Report - Spring 2015