Clear Lake, SD
Adam Krause from Clear Lake, South Dakota is serving as President of SD Pork. Adam farms with his father where they grow corn, soybeans, wheat, and oats He also owns and operates a nursery barn, where he is a contract grower for Supreme Pork Inc.
Adam’s wife Taylor is the Ag Education teacher at Deuel high school in Clear Lake, and is also active helping with FFA and 4-H.
In their free time they love giving back to their community. Taylor is a Sunday school teacher, while Adam is on the trustees committee for their church. Adam also enjoys utilizing social media through various programs and platforms to tell others about agriculture.
Garden City, SD
First Vice President
Jason Foster represents District 2 on the board. Jason lives near Garden City, South Dakota where he farms with his dad. They grow corn and soybeans and raise pigs and beef cattle. In Jason’s free time he is active in his county 4-H leader association and a member of the Lake Area Tech Large Animal Advisory Board. He also enjoys going and helping with the Jr. Swine shows across the state.
Second Vice - President
Mark Fuoss represents District 3 on the board. Mark and his wife Jen live outside of Armour, SD and have four children and one grandson. They have farmed with his parents and are now transitioning to farming with his two sons. They raise pigs and cattle and grow corn, soybeans, milo, and wheat. We use an on the farm feed mill that uses the corn and milo from the farm to feed the pigs and the use the hog manure to fertilize the corn. Mark is a member of the Armour Rural Fire Protection District, township board, and also serves on the Douglas County Zoning board. Mark also has served on church boards many times. When he gets a little down time he likes to do wood work in his shop and spend time with family.
Lenny GrossSpring Creek Colony; Forbes, ND
Lenny Gross is representing District 1 on the board.
Jeff WolffBath, SD
Jeff Wolff is represents District 1. Jeff and Tanya live in Bath, SD where they operate a 40 sow breeding stock and show pig operation. Their program is focused on producing high quality purebred Spot, Hamp, Duroc, York, Berk, Landrace and crossbred breeding stock and show pigs which are marketed throughout the United States. Having grown up on a purebred swine and cattle operation in north central SD, Jeff's passion for the swine industry started at a young age. Jeff is passionate about youth programs and developing tomorrow's leaders for the swine industry. In his spare time he enjoys judging livestock shows throughout the Dakota's and Minnesota as well as gardening.
Bill LarsenWolsey, SD
Bill Larsen is representing District 1.
Bill farm with my Son Matthew raising corn, soybeans and hay near Wolsey. We have a cow calf operation and finish hogs for Heartland Pork, We are the third and fourth generation of Larsen Farm established in 1917.
My Wife Carol is the PA at the South State Development Center in Redfield. We also have two daughters, Megan is the K-12 vocal music teacher in Montrose and expecting our first grandchild in July, Maddie finished her first year at Mitchell Tech in Med Lab Tech with a Build Dakota Scholarship.
I am a committee member of Beadle County FSA and a past leader with Beadle County 4H.
Dan HowellVolga, SD
Dan Howell is representing District 2. Dan and his wife Ann live near Volga, SD where they have four children. Ann works for Wetland Specialist, where she does consulting. Dan farms with his dad, Kent and his uncle Craig, where they grow corn and soybeans. Dan has been custom feeding 1,900 hogs since January of 2014. In Dan’s spare time, he enjoys golfing and fishing and has been involved with the Volga Fire Dept., where he is currently an EMT and has been a volunteer fireman since 2011.
Nathan DuerreBristol, SD
Hello my name is Nathan Duerre, a sixth generational farmer from Bristol, SD. My wife and I currently run and own a diversified crop farm, cow-calf operation, and a 2,400 head nursery barn. We like to spend our free time checking cows with our daughter and attending livestock shows. My life goal is to encourage the next generation of agriculturalists to do the best they can do and provide them the tools necessary to excel in our industry.
Ben KlumbEthan, SD
Ben Klumb is a board member representing District 3. Five generations of farmers live on the home place in Ethan, SD. He and his wife Jen have three kids, Taite (17), Creighton (14) and Tenlee (10). Ben manages a diversified farm with his dad (Larry), his older brother (Shannon), his nephew (Kaden) and his oldest son (Taite) who plans to come back post-college. They raise pigs and cattle and grow soybeans, corn, alfalfa and wheat. The family pig operation uses a couple of wean-to-finish pig barns and utilizes their on-site feed mill to process the corn they raise every year. The Klumb family has a calf to finish cattle operation. Jen is a Preschool/Jr. Kindergarten teacher at Ethan School. Ben and Jen are actively involved in the summer recreation baseball/softball program in Ethan. Ben also enjoys officiating and attending football, basketball, and baseball games with his family.
Brent GreenwayMitchell, SD
Brent Greenway is a board member representing District 3. He is a 4th generation farmer who lives in Mitchell, SD with his wife Mollie. Brent works on a diversified farm with his parents and their employee Thomas where they raise pigs and cattle and grow soybeans, corn, alfalfa and wheat. Our pig operation uses a couple of wean-to-finish pig barns and we utilize their on site feed mill to process the corn they raise every year. Mollie is a Registered Dietitian and does consultant work around the Mitchell area. In his free time Brent likes to work on projects in the shop.
Chad StoterauSherman, SD
Trent ThompsonHudson, SD
Trent Thompson is a board member of District 4. Trent lives near Hudson, SD with his wife Rachel and daughters Tessa and Raelyn. He is the 4th generation of Thompsons to have been involved with the swine industry. His operation is focused towards producing purebred show pigs as 4H and FFA projects. Though the show industry is what Trent makes breeding decisions based on, he still strongly believes in fundamental females to work in the crate like his family did in their operations. Outside of the operation Trent is also involved on the Lincoln County Fairgrounds Foundation Board, South Dakota FFA Board of Directors, and South Dakota Pork Executive Board.
Ashley Gelderman serves as an Allied Industry Representative on the board. Ashley grew up on a hog farm and now she and her husband Tony live near Hartford, South Dakota where they grow row crop and forages and raise beef cattle. Ashley works for Standard Nutrition as a monogastric nutritionist. She and Tony have three girls. In their free time, they help with South Dakota Master Pork Producer events and with FFA events at the local and state level.
Bradley Hohn serves as an Allied Industry Representative on the board. Bradley grew up in Dimock South Dakota. Growing up he worked on his friend’s hog farm. Little did he know it would one day help in his career as a livestock equipment supplier. Bradley and his wife Lisa live in Parkston South Dakota. He is one of the owners of MDS Manufacturing. MDS equips and services livestock facilities in South Dakota. Bradley and Lisa have two grown children. In their free time they like to spend time at the river enjoying pontoon rides, campfires, and friends.
Colony at Large
Levi WollmanEthan, SD
Levi Wollman is representing the Colony At Large position on the board.
Lake Preston, SD
Shane Odegaard from Lake Preston, South Dakota is serving as the President on the board representing District II. Shane live near Lake Preston, South Dakota and is a father of four daughters and his family operates Odegaard family farms. Which is a diversified farming operation where they raise hogs and cattle and grow corn and soybeans. In Shane’s free time he is very active in his community, volunteer for the local 4-H group, Lake Preston Economic development board, and a Lake Preston Chamber of Commerce member. He is also a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 63.
NPPC Board Member
Craig Andersen is currently serving as the past president on the board representing District IV. Craig and his wife Gail live near Centerville, South Dakota where they grow corn, soybeans, and alfalfa. They have three children Tyler, Emily, Jacob and his wife Heather and 2 grandchildren. All the kids are involved with the family farm. Craig also represents South Dakota on the National Pork Producers Council Board of Directors.
Dr. Bob Thaler
Dr. Bob Thaler
Dr. Bob Thaler represents South Dakota State University as an ex-officio board member. He currently lives near Brookings, South Dakota with his wife Karen. Bob is a Distinguished Professor at SDSU and is the SDSU Extension Swine Specialist. Bob also teaches a couple of classes and does production-focused research at the SDSU Swine Education and Research Facility. Karen is currently a 7th grade English teacher in Brookings. Bob and Karen have three children and six grandchildren. In Bob and Karen’s free time, they help at their church as well as go to SDSU events, and volunteer with the South Dakota Pork Producer and South Dakota Master Pork Producers events.
South Dakota Animal Industry Board
Steve Rommereim is serving on our board, as an ex-officio member as he represents South Dakota Pork Producer Council on the South Dakota Animal Industry Board. He served as the SDPPC president in 2009 and 2010 and has been on numerous committees. Steve served as the 2018-2019 National Pork Board president. He also serves on the US Animal Health Association as the current President. Steve and his wife Charlotte live near Alcester, South Dakota on a crop and pig farm. They have two daughters and five grandchildren. Community involvement is very important to them they love cooking pork for many different events. Church gatherings, 4-H events and school activities are just a few of the many opportunities where they share their products and the story of hog production.