Select Pride Honors for Mark and His Team

posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

“Winning SelectPride last quarter gives me a sense of pride, especially for my farm managers and growers,” said finishing supervisor, Mark. “I couldn’t do anything without them. They are both my friends and co-workers, and we’ve built relationships where we help each get better.”

Congratulations to Mark and his team for taking home top SelectPride honors for Q4.

Mark has worked at Iowa Select Farms for over 10 years and continues to impress. Mark provides daily support to his team of finishing farm managers by helping with barn set up, marketing pigs, delivering supplies to the farms and training and encouraging his team during site visits.

One of his team members--Wes, a 16-year contractor for Iowa Select Farms--had nothing but positive things to say about Mark as a supervisor and friend.

“We are lucky to have a guy like Mark in our area, even if I did have to bring him gas after marking loads late one night,” he laughs. “He is a very hard worker and goes out of his way to help all of us out. He’s a tremendous finishing supervisor and just does an awesome job.”

Mark works very closely with his team of eight--Ryan, Wes, Jeff, Dylan, Scott, Jeff, Shawn, Jordan, and Clint all who manage 20 different farms throughout Mark's territory.
He loves that his team consists of a variety of talents, skills, and backgrounds, such as family farmers, ranchers, contractors, and employees of the company, just to name a few.

Always attributing his own success to his people, Mark says that the key is great teamwork. “Being able to set up a system that works is important, so we are all focused on the same goal--healthy pigs. My team understands the expectations I have of them for great pig care, and we all respect the important roles we play in producing food.”

Tom, senior finishing supervisor, said Mark is always learning and getting better. "He’s been in the industry for a long time but is always open to learning new things. He’s always well organized and likes to share his skills with his team."

"He pays attention to the small details and, stays levelheaded and calm,” adds Tom. “That’s what makes him so good at his job.”

Congratulations once again to Mark for winning SelectPride in the final quarter of 2020!