MPA Presents Award to Representative Joe Don McGaugh

Columbia, Mo.,–Scott Phillips, chairman of the Missouri Pork Association (MPA), presented the Outstanding Legislator Award to Representative Joe Don McGaugh during the 2017 Missouri Pork Expo on February 7. Representative McGaugh was chosen for his outstanding support of the Missouri Pork Association, the Missouri pork industry and all of agriculture.


“To ensure that pork producers can continue to operate successfully in this state, we need State Legislators who understand the industry,’ said Phillips. “Representative McGaugh has been there to support us,”


Joe Don is a true friend and supporter of agriculture and the pork industry. He understands the importance of Missouri’s #1 industry—agriculture—and the key role that the pork sector plays in helping achieve that status. He demonstrates exceptional leadership in the House and fully understands what he does in the Missouri Legislature has a direct impact on Missouri business and our freedom to operate.


Pork producers from across the state attended the 2017 Missouri Pork Expo held in Columbia, Missouri on February 7-8. Highlights included a trade show, educational 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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