VPC Board Member Selected for the Young Agri-Food Leaders Program
Virginia Pork Council board member and Research and Development Manager, Smithfield Foods, Richard Preisser was recently chosen to participate in the Young Agri-Food Leaders Program. The Young Agri-Food Leaders Program is a year-long, competitive program that seeks to engage emerging leaders in food and agribusiness. Throughout the year, the young professional’s cohort will participate in interactive learning and networking experiences focused on gaining a deeper understanding of the food and agriculture value chain.
As a young leader in the food industry, Richard’s responsibilities at Smithfield include oversight of maintenance in the Innovation Center, prototyping of samples in the pilot plant, assisting with customer visits and training internal teams. He is also one of Smithfield’s experts in processing country hams and has used his knowledge in multiple outreach events.
Congratulations to Richard!