Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The National Pork Board created the America’s Pig Farmer of the Year contest in order to recognize the best in pig farming. This prestigious honor is awarded annually to the pig farmer who demonstrates and lives by the We Care ethical principles. Lauren Schwab from Butler County is representing Ohio in this national effort.“I want to share my experience as a farmer with consumers and further their understanding of how farmers produce food,” Schwab said. “It’s important to actively engage with consumers on a large scale and tell our story.”Lauren Schwab proudly works as a second-generation farmer on the 230-acre farm founded in 1977 by her father, Jeff. The farrow-to-wean farm is home to 12 independent barns that house 1,100 sows. The modern barns provide the proper environment for the sows, which are individually cared for and observed daily to assess their needs. The sows produce about 30,000 piglets a year, which are then sold to other farmers for finishing.Through Sept. 10, the public can vote once a day per person/email address for their favorite finalist at AmericasPigFarmer.com. The winner will be announced Oct. 7. The winner of this contest will have the opportunity to serve as an advocate for the pork industry over the next year all across the country. This is an awesome opportunity for Ohio’s pork industry. Click here to vote for Lauren and help Ohio serve as a nationwide voice for agriculture!