Sharon Schwartz, Washington, Kan., was presented with the 2017 Don L. Good Impact Award at the Kansas State ASI Family & Friends Reunion in October.
Schwarz was recognized for her work as a long-time pork industry leader and Kansas state legislator. She has served two terms on the National Pork Board and was an influential part of the “Pork. The Other White Meat” campaign. She became the first female president of the Kansas Pork Producers Council and has also served as an executive board member of the U.S. Meat Export Federation.
Schwartz’s commitment to service is not limited to the agriculture industry, as she served 20 years in the Kansas Legislature. During her tenure, Rep. Schwartz served as the chair of the agriculture, chair and vice chair of appropriations, and chair of rules and regulations committees.
“The Livestock and Meat Industry Council is very proud to honor Sharon with this year’s Don L. Good Impact award,” says Craig Good, LMIC president. “I have observed Sharon and her family’s leadership and accomplishments for nearly 40 years. She has been a strong voice and visionary leader on both the state and national level in the swine industry but perhaps her biggest impact on agriculture has been her many important roles in the Kansas Legislature. She has been a dedicated advocate for agriculture in the state of Kansas and Kansas State University.”
More than 1,000 people attended the event, hosted by the Livestock and Meat Industry Council (LMIC) in cooperation with the ASI department. The award is named in honor of Don L. Good, who is a former ASI department head.
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