Prestage is part of the family-owned Prestage Farms, which includes hogs, turkeys, cattle and cropland for hay. He's primarily responsible for the sows and turkeys on the farms in South Carolina and the swine operation in Mississippi.
Weber manages with his son Valley Lane Farms Inc., a grain and livestock operation in Iowa. He has been with Cargill Pork since 1994 and is currently contract feeding with finishing facilities on three of his farms.
Weber has served on several NPPC committees, including the Strategic Investment Program marketing committee, the Environmental Policy committee and the Farm Bill Task Force. Weber also serves on the Iowa Pork Producers Association board of directors as well as several state committees. Weber holds a bachelor's degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University.
"These well-respected gentlemen have proven track records of leadership in multiple capacities, across multiple areas of agriculture," said NPPC CEO Neil Dierks. "I am confident each will continue to work hard and bring new ideas to the table that will be of great benefit to the U.S. pork industry."
New board members
New members elected to the board for three-year terms were David Herring, of Lillington, N.C.; Phil Borgic, of Nokomis, Ill.; and Terry Wolters, of Pipestone, Minn. They join current directors Jim Compart, of Nicollet, Minn.; Jim Heimerl, of Johnstown, Ohio; Ray Summerlin, of Rose Hill, N.C.; Bill Kessler, of Mexico, Mo.; AV Roth, of Wauzeka, Wis.; Ken Maschhoff, of Carlyle, Ill.; and Chris Hodges, of Kansas City, Mo.
Elected for a two-year term as the allied industry representative was Kent Bang, with AgStar Financial. Re-elected for two-year terms to the NPPC Nominating Committee were Dave Moody, of Iowa, and Kraig Westerbeek, of North Carolina.