Nominate pork

You have until November to choose between President Obama, challenger Mitt Romney and smaller-party candidates. But you only have until next week to nominate your favorite hog farmer.

The Minnesota Pork Board is seeking nominations for the annual Minnesota Pork Awards.

The awards recognize families and individuals for their commitment to Minnesota’s hog farmers or their ability to educate consumers and promote pork. The award has five categories — distinguished service, environmental steward, pork family of the year, pork promoter of the year and swine manager of the year. Winners will be recognized at a special program Jan. 15 at the Minneapolis Hilton before the start of the 2013 Minnesota Pork Congress.

Nomination forms are available at The nomination deadline is Oct. 19.