Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Mark Wright


Mark Wright lives in Fremont, NE with his wife and daughter. He is the Animal Handling and Welfare Coordinator/Assistant Manager at Wiechman Pig Co. His 30 year service to the industry started in 1989 when he went to work for Wiechman Pig Co. He likes to spend his free time golfing and attending different church activities.  Mark’s favorite pork dish is anything with bacon! 

Connor Livingston


Connor Livingston lives in Fairbury, NE. He is the director of sites and mill operations for Livingston Enterprise. His hobbies include hunting, off-roading, rock crawling, and anything outdoors. Connor’s favorite pork dish is smoked pork loin! 

Ryan Preister

Vice President

Ryan Preister lives in Humphrey, NE with his wife and has three young boys. He is a 4th generation family pig farmer where he walks barns, hauls hogs, markets, and directly deals with animal care. Ryan also holds his Pork Quality Assurance Plus and Transport Quality Assurance certifications.

Jared Lierman

Past President

Jared Lierman lives in Beemer, NE with his wife and two sons. He is the 3rd generation farmer and owner of 3L farms where they have a nursery to feeder operation. His hobby is playing softball. Jared’s favorite pork dish is pork steak!

Board of Directors

Kyle Baade

Plymouth, NE

Hunter Thomas

Broken Bow, NE

Walt Traudt

Clay Center, NE

Allison Zabel

La Vista, NE

David May

Henderson, NE

Cody Lambrecht

Blair, NE

Katie Stack

Omaha, NE

Josh Wendt

Leigh, NE

Austin Zimmerman

Wymore, NE

Justin Hankins

Bellevue, NE