USMEF mourns the untimely passing of pork industry leader Douglas Wolf of Lancaster, Wisconsin, who died suddenly this week.
Wolf was a partner in Wolf L&G Farms LLC, which he ran with his wife Kris and son Shannon and family. Wolf L&G Farms includes a commercial swine operation and cow-calf herd, as well as producing corn, soybeans and alfalfa. He was also involved with Driftless Meats, a meat processing and retail enterprise.
Wolf served in numerous leadership positions for the U.S. pork industry and was a champion for U.S. agriculture. He was president of the National Pork Producers Council in 2011 and was serving as chair of the National Pork Board’s Trade Committee. In addition, Wolf was a member of the Wisconsin State Board of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and the USDA Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Animals and Animal Products. He was also actively involved with the Wisconsin Pork Association, Grant County Pork Producers, Wisconsin Farm Bureau, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance.
A strong advocate for U.S. pork exports, Wolf had just traveled to Panama last week to participate in the USMEF Latin American Product Showcase. His leadership will be greatly missed by all in the U.S. meat and livestock industries.