The National Pork Board has honored Dr. William ‘Billy’ Flowers with its Distinguished Service Award during the National Pork Industry Forum in Orlando. Flowers is an animal science professor at North Carolina State University:
Flowers joined North Carolina State University in 1987, teaching animal science, pork production and management and advanced pork reproduction management:
Also at the Pork Forum, Bob Morrison posthumously received the Pork Checkoff Industry Service Award. In 2011, Morrison with the University of Minnesota launched the Swine Health Monitoring Project.