Bob North, Lebanon, Receives 2018 MPA Chairman’s Award

Columbia, Mo.,–Francis Forst, chairman of the Missouri Pork Association (MPA), announced Bob North as the recipient of the annual Chairman’s Award during the 2018 Missouri Pork Expo on February 6.


Bob has been involved in the pork industry for over 25 years. His operation includes a 4,000 sow breeding stock unit in Lebanon and Eldon, employing 23 people total. He operates over 3,000 acres and owns a 900 head cow herd.


Bob was chairman of the MPA Board of Directors from 2013 to 2014. He is a member of the First Baptist Church in Lebanon. His son Travis lives in Texas with his wife, Amanda, and two granddaughters. Bob married Linda Richert in 2016. His family includes Travis and Amanda North and their two children, and Jamie and Jeremy Goforth and their families.


“Bob has been a great advocate for Missouri’s pork industry,” said Forst. “His leadership has helped create a promising future for his fellow pork producers. We look forward to his continued involvement in the industry.”


Each year, the MPA Chairman presents the award to a key individual for their support of the pork industry, the Association and its members.


The 2018 Missouri Pork Expo was held February 6-7 in Columbia. Pork producers from across the state enjoyed a trade show, producer education sessions and guest speakers.


The Missouri Pork Association represents the state’s pork producers in the areas of promotion, research, education and legislation. For more information about this or any other programs of the Missouri Pork Association, go to, or call the Missouri Pork Association office at (573) 445-8375.


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