Pictured from left to right:
Ohio Pork Producers Council Executive Director Dick Isler,
Jeff Wuebker, Alan Wuebker, and
Ohio Pork Producers Council President Jim Albaugh.

COLUMBUS -- Wuebker Farms LLC, of Versailles, recently received the 2010 Ohio Pork Producers Council's Environmental Stewardship Award at the Ohio Livestock Coalition's (OLC) 13th Annual Meeting. The annual award recognizes the many accomplishments made by family farmers to protect Ohio's land, air and water quality and conserve the state's natural resources.

"Wuebker Farms has raised hogs for decades and has consistently demonstrated that their commitment to quality extends not only to the animals they raise, but also to the environmental practices implemented daily on the farm," said David White, OLC executive director. "The farm is an exemplary representation of the goals that the Coalition has for all livestock farmers."

Wuebker Farms raises more than 40,000 hogs each year. The farm has taken several proactive measures to protect the environment. One example is that the farm has switched to no-till practices and has utilized reduced tillage on all corn acres for best management of manure and nutrients. Additionally, the Wuebkers use local manure resources from other farmers on their rented ground farther away to lower their carbon footprint. Wuebker Farms also is very involved in their local community and continually works to educate the general public about agriculture.