Moeller elected as SDPPC president for a second term
January 30, 2015
The South Dakota Pork Producers Council (SDPPC) elected Lester Moeller, a pork producer from Miller, South Dakota, to serve as president for a second term.
Moeller stated "It is with excitement that I will serve another year as the chair-person of the South Dakota Pork Producers. I can see numerous challenges ahead to our industry, but nothing that we can't handle. Some problems may be contemptuous and others uplifting. I know our organization well and the people who have worked to make our industry better. I know that with these members' efforts it will help the trends continue into the future. If I or the staff can help anyone with answering any questions of our industry please give us a call."
Lester has used a pitch fork, a John Deere model A (back in the '40s when it was purchased you could buy either a B or A series), a ventium board, and a GPS system in his farming career. He graduated from SDSU in Ag.-Ed, taught school, and served in Mali with the Peace Corps before he moved back to farm. He and his wife, Rosemary has three grown children out making their way in the world. They farm 2,300 acres and finish out roughly 9000 pigs a year. In their spare time they fish, hike, canoe and explore the world having now seen all seven continents.
The board also re-elected Ryan Strom of Mt. Vernon, South Daktoa as first vice president and Ferlyn Hofer of Canistota, South Dakota as second vice president for the South Dakota Pork Producers Council Executive Board.