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Swine it #93: A tribute to Dr. Bob Morrison and lessons on leadership, pig health, and business - Dr. Gordon Spronk

27 May 2021, at 2:22pm

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"𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘰𝘰𝘯 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴, 𝘪𝘯 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘵, 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵. 𝘓𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘪𝘴𝘯'𝘵 𝘴𝘮𝘰𝘰𝘵𝘩 𝘴𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘴𝘯'𝘵 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘴, 𝘪𝘵'𝘴 𝘴𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘥." - 𝗗𝗿. 𝗚𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗸

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻:

1. Growing your own company;

2. Biggest lessons from Dr. Bob Morrison;

3. What would Bob write on a billboard?

4. Health monitoring systems around the world;

5. Lessons on pig production and health;

6. Lessons on the pig business;

7. What does a chairman do?

8. How does retirement feel?

9. Thoughts and lessons on philanthropy;

10. Future of swine production;

11. Consumer perception.

𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁: Dr. Gordon Spronk is a native of the Pipestone, Minnesota agricultural community. Upon completion of his education with a DVM degree at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota in 1981, he returned to Pipestone to practice at Pipestone Veterinary Services. Dr. Spronk is a co-founder of the "Pipestone System" of pig production. He lives near Pipestone and has three children: Courtney, Jordan, and Morgan. He enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren.


𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.