Minnesota’s Spronk Elected NPPC President
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 11, 2013 – Randy Spronk, a pork producer from Edgerton, Minn., March 9 was elevated to the post of president for the National Pork Producers Council. He was elected for a one-year term at NPPC’s annual business meeting – the National Pork Industry Forum – held March 8-9 in Orlando, Fla.
Spronk is the managing partner for two family farm enterprises: Spronk Brothers III LLP is involved in pork production, and Ranger Farms LLP is involved in crop production. The pork production enterprise markets 120,000 head annually. Spronk and his partners also raise corn and soybeans on 2,000 acres.
Spronk has served on the NPPC board of directors for the past five years; he is chairman of the organization’s Environmental Policy Committee. He has been involved with the Minnesota Pork Producers Association, serving as president in 1999, and with the Minnesota Soybean Association. He holds a degree in animal science from South Dakota State University.
“Randy has been a strong leader in the U.S. pork industry and brings that leadership and knowledge of pork industry issues, particularly environmental ones, to his new position as president of NPPC,” said NPPC CEO Neil Dierks. “He is a valuable asset to U.S. pork producers.”