posted on Monday, May 9, 2022 in East Region News
The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) selected Travis Huxford, AMVC sow farm manager, as their May Employee of the Month. IPPA’s employee spotlight program recognizes dedicated farm employees and their work to provide consumers with a safe, nutritious protein source. Read Travis’s nomination from AMVC production manager Dr. Joel Sparks below.
Travis Huxford’s passion for the swine industry is evident from just one conversation with him about livestock. He is eager to educate others about the industry and share his knowledge. He is also equally excited to learn new ways to improve the farm.
As the manager of Welsh Swine Productions, Travis oversees the well-being of 5,000 sows and a team of 14 people. He has been with Welsh for four years, and in that time, he has built up his production numbers while also building a culture of commitment within the farm.
Travis is an excellent animal caretaker and manager and is always willing to go the extra mile. He will stay well past regular hours to work through any challenge or task, adapt to new challenges, and implement solutions while maintaining a high production level. The care he shows to pigs, people, and the farm is just one of many examples of his commitment and attention to detail.
Travis’s positive attitude and strong work ethic translates to his employees and motivates them to do their best daily. He leads his team by working alongside them and continuously offers guidance and support as they take on new tasks. He recognizes his team member’s strengths and sets them up for success by placing them in roles where they thrive.
Jeremy Welsh, the owner of Welsh Swine Productions, shared, “Travis is one of a kind, and that is known by anyone that meets him. All I can say is that my family and I are very blessed to have him in our lives.”
Welsh continues, “Travis has been an essential part of the success at Welsh Swine Production, and we are grateful for his leadership, dedication, and passion for raising pigs.”
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