Page Thurston | 1998

Page Thurston is a farmer/rancher of 30+ years from Alex and a long time member and supporter of the pork industry in Grady County and Oklahoma.

Page is a graduate of teh University of Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree and a master's degree. He is a former teacher and assistant superintendent of Chickasha Public Schools. He was an Army officer with three years active duty in Germany and was discharged from the Army Reserve as a Captain. Page was President of the Oklahoma Pork Council from 1977-79 and was one of the individuals who helped to originally found the organization. He is a past director of the Oklahoma Swine Breeders Association. He served on teh National Pork Producers Council BOard of Directors from 1977-84, including two three-year terms as director of the National Livestock Meat Board. He served on the NPPC Executive Committee from 1982-84 and on various NPPC committees from 1978-81, such as the Environmental and Energy Committee and Planning Committee. He also served as teh Pork Industry Director from 1985-88.

Page's wife, Peggy, is a high school history teacher and librarian at Alex Public Schools. He has four children: Phil, Melissa, Callie and Ginn, three of which are graduates of Oklahoma State University with the fourth rebelling and graduating from OU. 

Few people have contributed as much to the pork industry as Page Thurston. It is said that during many of his years of service there were timesthat he almost single-handedly kept the pork industry organization in Oklahoma breathing. Our nation owes Page deep gratitude for his unselfish works.