Bryan Black of Canal Winchester was recognized with the Ohio Pork Industry Excellence Award at the 2011 Ohio Pork Congress, held in Columbus on Feb. 9.

Bryan Black of Canal Winchester was recognized with the Ohio Pork Industry Excellence Award at the 2011 Ohio Pork Congress, held in Columbus on Feb. 9.

Black was honored for his contributions representing Ohio's pork industry on the local, state and national level.

He has served as president of both the National Pork Producers Council and the Ohio Pork Producers Council. He has also been actively involved in numerous state and national committees and is currently serving as chairman of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Swine Subcommittee.

Black and his wife reside on the family's swine operation outside Canal Winchester. They have two grown children.