Randy Spronk, a pork producer from Edgerton, Minn., has become president of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).
Spronk is a managing partner in two family farm enterprises: Spronk Brothers III LLP, which grows hogs and markets 120,000 head per year, and Ranger Farms LLP, which raises corn and soybeans on 2,000 acres.
He has served on the NPPC board of directors for five years and has been president-elect and vice president. He is a past president of the Minnesota Pork Producers Assn. and has been involved in the Minnesota Soybean Assn.
Named president-elect was Dr. Howard Hill, a pork producer and veterinarian from Cambridge, Iowa, and director of animal well-being at Select Farms in Iowa.
Named vice president was Dr. Ron Prestage, a pork and turkey producer from Camden, S.C. He is past president of the National Turkey Federation and U.S. Poultry & Egg Assn.
The officers were elevated to their positions at NPPC's annual business meeting March 9 during the National Pork Forum in Orlando, Fla.