2016 Dave Neuberger II Core Values Award Winner

All farm employees met at four locations on May 10, 2016, with two sharing the role of presenting from their specific location.  Some of the presentations were specific to the barns for updated protocols and communication, while others were focused on the global and economic impact Pipestone Management has. One common theme each presenter had was their appreciation our employees. We have the best in the industry!

Brian KroegerFor the last 4 years Pipestone Management has awarded one individual with the Dave Neuberger Award. This award is in memory of David Neuberger II, who exemplified our company core values and was extremely instrumental in the development of a numerous key people within our organization.

The recipient of this award is someone who has the understanding and commitment to Pipestone Management core values, has a service to agriculture, and is involved with teaching and continuing professional development not only personally but to their team, family and community as well. The recipient is also recognized for their significant, innovative and sustainable impact on the Pipestone Management companies and the clients served by those companies.  The winner will receive a $2500 award for their outstanding service to our company.

As the meeting wrapped up the annual Dave Neuberger award was presented by Troy Woelber to ….. Brian Kroeger!

Here is the write up nomination received for Brian…

I have had the opportunity to work with Brian in many different settings over the years. Brian has many great values that have lead him down his career path, and a successful one at that. He demonstrates integrity, respect, caring, compassionate, and strives to build up his peers. Brian has demonstrated great pride in his work and proves to be a very worthy individual of this nomination. Dave was similar to Brian in many ways, he cared about the animals he cared for as well as his family. Brian has started multiple farms. His leadership has helped the farms find success.

Brian would be a perfect fit for your award simply because he is a great leader and a great person.”

Brian has continued to be successful with the Pipestone Management since beginning of his career with us in 2002 -2004 as a Production Supervisor and in 2006 until present. He has successfully managed three start up farms, lead several farms and employees in successful production.

We appreciate what have Brian has done for our company in the past 15 years and the future of the pork industry.

It’s always great to hear how your company is doing, but even better seeing your employees showcase their talents and skills not just some days but every day.  Congratulations to Brian on a well-deserved award!