For His Unwavering Support of the Oklahoma Pork Industry, Guymon Mayor Kim Peterson Wins okPORK Ambassador AwardSat, 27 Feb 2016 17:29:05 CST
It is true – many people and companies have been involved in the support of Oklahoma’s pork industry and the Oklahoma Pork Council, however, few have been as dedicated in their support of Oklahoma’s pork farmers as Kim Peterson. For that support, Peterson was honored at the 2016 annual Oklahoma Pork Congress with the okPORK Ambassador Award. The Ambassador Award is presented to those who do not work directly in pork production but support it through their careers or participate in advocating for the industry on their own.
Peterson has lived his entire life in Texas County. In fact, three sets of his great grandparents settled there. It’s no wonder when the pork industry moved to town, he saw it for one thing it truly was – diversity of jobs, steady, honest work and a boon for the area. As the current mayor of Guymon he has never wavered in his support of farmers and the entire Oklahoma pork industry.
“Seaboard and the pork industry have become a major economic driver in the area and have leveled out the highs and lows of grain prices, farm prices and oil prices,” Peterson said.
He has been a friend in good times and in bad – he was among the group of pork people who would set-up at the Capitol to feed everyone from the rotunda and now he never fails to provide the okPORK Youth Leadership Camp with hot food and cold air conditioning during the Guymon leg of the trip.
There are no words to fully convey the appreciation of okPORK for our friends – but each year there is the chance to select someone to thank and honor. okPORK is glad to say thank you to Peterson.
The 2016 Oklahoma Pork Congress was held at the Embassy Suites in Norman on Friday, February 26, with pork producers, allied industry supporters and others interested in the Oklahoma pork industry in attendance.
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