Lukas Ziegler joins the NSR Field Staff Department
The National Swine Registry welcomed Lukas Ziegler as the Northwest Territory Field Representative. In his new role, Lukas works cross-functionally with other field staff representatives and is responsible for membership in the Northwest portion of the United States. Lukas will assist membership through genetic consultation and selection, the general promotion of U.S. Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace and Yorkshire breeds and education about the NSR and its programs. Lukas is a graduate of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, where he earned a degree in agricultural education with an emphasis on agriculture and extension leadership. While attending Texas Tech, he was a member of the wool and meat judging teams, and was also a key member of the 2015 National Champion Livestock Judging Team. Prior to working for NSR, Lukas managed the Small Ruminant Division at West Virginia University Research Farm in Morgantown, West Virginia, before serving as the Assistant Livestock Judging Coach at Clarendon College, in the Texas Panhandle.
Lukas first discovered his passion for agriculture on his family's cow-calf operation, located in Western Maryland. He is a former Junior
Fair Board Member at the Maryland State Fair and is still active in
working with junior livestock judging programs. In his
spare time, Lukas is a passionate Red Raider sports fan and enjoys
the outdoors through hunting and fishing.