Past Iowa Pork president inducted into NPPC Hall of Fame

Past Iowa Pork president inducted into NPPC Hall of Fame

Posted March 9, 2015

A past president of the Iowa Pork Producers Association was honored last weekend by the National Pork Producers Council.

Jon Caspers was inducted into NPPC’s Hall of Fame on Saturday for his “steady leadership and dedication” to the U.S. pork industry during the organization’s annual business meeting – the National Pork Industry Forum – in San Antonio, Texas.

A past NPPC president and former member of its board of directors, Caspers served on many of the organization’s committees and task forces, including the committees on Swine Health, Science, Trade, National Swine Center Oversight and the task force on Price Discovery.

The Swaledale hog farmer also served for and moved up the ranks of the board of directors of the U.S. Meat Export Federation, serving as chairman in 2011.

Caspers began his service to the pork industry with the Iowa Pork Producers Association and served on the board of directors for many years. He was the association president in 1990. IPPA selected Caspers as its Pork All-American in 1992, the highest state honor an Iowa pig farmer can receive.

Caspers is co-owner and general manager of Pleasant Valley Pork Corp., a farrow-to-finish swine business near Swaledale in north central Iowa.