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Ambassador For Agriculture

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Glen Keppy has been good for agriculture! He grew up on a family farm in Davenport, and owned and operated a family farm for almost forty years.

He has been President of the National Pork Producers Association and also was appointed by former President George W. Bush to a position within the United States Department of Agriculture.

He has traveled throughout the world promoting farming, and last year was in Uganda, helping farmers there learn how to keep records and grow corn.

Keppy attended North Scott High School, and later played football at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1970, and roomed with Terry Bradshaw during training camp.

Glen did not make the team, and decided to come home to the Quad Cities to become a hog farmer.

When the Keppy's lived in Washington D.C., he and his wife Jean volunteered at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll in 2008.

Keppy says that was extremely rewarding, especially to see thousands of children smiling and having a good time.

Glen lives by the philosophy that when a person is happy,  money really doesn't mean that much.

His Davenport home is filled with pictures of the people he has met in agriculture, politics, and other walks of life.

Glen says he has been very fortunate to have several good people surround him and become his friends.