MPA Presents Award to Senator Dan Hegeman

Columbia, Mo.,–Francis Forst, chairman of the Missouri Pork Association (MPA), presented the Outstanding Legislator Award to Senator Dan Hegeman during the 2018 Missouri Pork Expo on February 6. Senator Hegeman was chosen for his outstanding support of the Missouri Pork Association, the Missouri pork industry and all of agriculture.


“We’re pleased to recognize Senator Dan Hegeman as the Missouri Pork Association’s Outstanding Legislator for 2018,” said Forst. “Not only does Senator Hegeman understand and support agriculture but he does a great job representing the best interests of all Missourians.”


Senator Hegeman is a great friend and supporter of Missouri’s pork producers. 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 Senate 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 2018 Missouri Pork Expo held in Columbia, Missouri on February 6-7. 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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