The Wisconsin Pork Association presented Representative Gary Tauchen with their 2018 Distinguished Legislator Award on Feb. 1 during their annual convention.

As a staunch voice for Wisconsin agriculture, Rep. Tauchen knows farming because he is a farmer, the WPA said.

Tauchen is a leader in several organizations, including Wisconsin Farm Bureau, Badger AgVest, Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium, Cooperative Resources International, Ag Source Cooperative and UW Center for Dairy Profitability, along with several others.