New Hampton Farmer in Running for National Award

New Hampton, Iowa – A New Hampton pork producer has found himself in the running for an award that goes to the top pig farmer in America. gives out an online award yearly called the “Pig Farmer of the Year Award” and this year, Leon Sheets is one of four finalists for the award. The farmer found out that he was a finalist earlier this week.

Sheets has 33,000 pigs on his farm. Voting for this award ends on Sep. 8, but Sheets needs northeast Iowa’s help to win. 10% of the vote is a popular vote, so go help a local farmer by visiting to vote.

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