posted on Monday, September 30, 2019 in Central Region News
Daniel Weber of Lenox was recently selected to participate in the National Pork Leadership Institute (PLI). Weber is one of two individuals selected from Iowa to participate in this prestigious opportunity. This year’s institute is made up of 20 individuals from 16 states.
PLI, a joint program between National Pork Board and National Pork Producers Council, provides a comprehensive training designed to develop future leaders for the pork industry. Upon completion of the PLI program, Weber will understand the roles of the two organizations and will develop the skills necessary to help lead an ever-changing pork industry. He will also be able to tell the pork industry’s story from main street to the nation’s capital.
Weber is a member of the Iowa Pork Producers Association and is serving on the Leadership Committee. He is an active volunteer for the organization by serving in the Iowa State Fair Pork Tent and visiting with fairgoers in the farrowing display in Animal Learning Center. He is employed at AMVC Management Services, a diversified swine management company, as a swine production manager overseeing 25,000 sows in western Iowa and helping direct the company’s Leadership Development Program.
Weber shared, “I am proud to represent Iowa’s pork industry and to communicate with legislators about critical issues facing the pork industry. I have quite the opportunity to expand my personal leadership skills and to learn from others across the industry throughout the program.”
The year-long Pork Leadership Institute includes policy advocacy trips to Washington, D.C. in fall and spring, as well as, an international trip to Columbia in late October. The class will culminate in June 2020 at the World Pork Expo in Des Moines.
- our team