National Pork Board members preside over the Pork Act Delegate session during Pork Forum 2017 in Atlanta, Ga. Joy Philippi

USDA announces National Pork Board delegate body appointments

National Pork Board delegate body will be on hand at the National Pork Industry Forum this week in Kansas City, Mo.

Source: USDA
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently announced the appointment of 157 producers and six importers to the 2018 National Pork Board Delegate Body, just ahead of the National Pork Industry Forum, Feb. 23-March 2 in Kansas City, Mo. The members appointed to serve a one-year terms are:

Alabama: Tim Donaldson, Cullman; Daniel Tubbs, Oakman
Alaska: Pattie Worrell, Wasilla; Rich Worrell, Wasilla
Arizona: Bruce Lawler, Lakeside; Shannon Schulz, Tonopah
Arkansas: Clay Antley, Fulton; Charles Metz, London
California: Ken Dyer, Hanford; Chance Reeder, Ripon
Colorado: JB Chapman, Craig; Tyler Hodgson, Greeley
Connecticut: Hazel T. Secchiaroli, Waterford; Jonathan G. Secchiaroli, Waterford
Delaware: John B. Tigner Jr., Hartly; Henry Clay Johnson IV, Selbyville
Florida: James W. Wood, Avon Park; Tommy Crawford, Lake Butler
Georgia: Mark Clemmer, Broxton; Dania DeVane, Cuthbert
Hawaii: Ronald B. McKeehan Sr., Honokaa; Evelyn A. Telles, Pearl City
Idaho: Dave Roper, Kimberly; Tommy Goodwin, Nampa
Illinois: Dave Conrady, Elkhart; Michael Haag, Emington; Pamela S. Janssen, Minonk; Dale L. Weitekamp, Raymond; Jason Propst, Toledo; Curt Zehr, Washington
Indiana: Nick Maple, Amboy; Beth Tharp, Coatesville; Valerie Duttlinger, Gentryville; Dallas Foster, Greenfield; Brian Martin, Kokomo; Jeb Stevens, Osgood
Iowa: Ryan Pudenz, Ames; Dwight D. Mogler, Alvord; Marv Van Den Top, Boyden; Howard Hill, Cambridge; Aaron Juergens, Carroll; Curtis Meier, Clarinda; Steven Kerns, Clearfield; Dave Struthers, Collins; Trent Thiele, Elma; Dennis C. Liljedahl, Essex; Gregg K. Hora, Fort Dodge; Jamie Schmidt, Garner; Timothy Schmidt, Hawarden; Edward E. Juhl, Hudson; Mike Ver Steeg, Inwood; Leon Sheets, Ionia; Tim Bierman, Larrabee; Stephen Burgmeier, Lockridge; James Hogan, Monticello; Dave Moody, Nevada; Dale Reicks, New Hampton; Art Halstead, Pella; Mark Meirick, Protivin; Al Wulfekuhle, Quasqueton; Kenneth E. Ries, Ryan; Marv Rietema, Sioux Center; Greg Lear, Spencer; Michael Paustian, Walcott; Scott W. Tapper, Webster City; Erin Brenneman, Wellman
Kansas: Alan Haverkamp, Bern; Roy J. Henry, Longford; Scott J. Pfortmiller, St. John; Doug Claassen, Whitewater
Kentucky: Eric Heard, Auburn; Maurice Heard, Rockfield
Maine: Brittany K. Hemond, Minot; Michael G. Hemond, Minot
Maryland: Andy Bauer, Dayton; Michael Stoner, Taneytown
Massachusetts: Lisa D. Colby, Newbury
Michigan: Fred Walcott, Allendale; Robert Dykhuis, Holland; Brian Pridgeon, Montgomery
Minnesota: Meg Freking, Alpha; Reuben Bode, Courtland; Pat FitzSimmons, Dassel; Brad Hennen, Ghent; Samuel Kofi Baidoo, Maplewood; Kevin W. Estrem, Nerstrand; JoDee Haala, New Ulm; Chris Compart, Nicollet; Brian Schwartz, Sleepy Eye; Myrna Jean Welter, Stewartville; Dan Helvig, Truman; Brian Johnson, Walnut Grove; Wanda Patsche, Welcome
Mississippi: Denise Taylor, Laurel; Ronnie Fagan, Quitman
Missouri: Donald L. Laut Jr., Fredericktown; Francis Forst, Lamar; David Fisher, Middletown; Adam Dohrman, Sweet Springs
Montana: Peter J. Wipf, Carter; Jacob A. Waldner, Havre
Nebraska: Michael Luckey, Columbus; Duane Miller, Davenport; Aaron Reichmuth, Humphrey; Karen Grant, Meadow Grove; Darin Uhlir, St. Paul
Nevada: Katherine Combs, Las Vegas; Sarah Stallard, Las Vegas
New Hampshire: Alicia Pedemonti, Hopkinton
New Jersey: Kirk Stephens, Sussex
New York: James Luckman, Gasport; Matthew Harper, Jamestown
North Carolina: Mark Wilson Daughtry, Clinton; James L. Lamb, Clinton; Brandon Warren, Clinton; Jim Lynch, Goldsboro; Santiago Vazquez, Hampstead; Brian Joseph Kennedy, Pink Hill; Everett H. Johnson, Siloam; Gaye D. Crowther, Tabor City; Michael E. Inman, Tar Heel; Christina Phillips, Wallace
North Dakota: Kevin Blake, Devils Lake; Seth Bacon, Larimore
Ohio: David Deao, Arcanum; Jim Newton, Eaton; William Knapke, Fort Recovery; Rich Deaton, New Madison
Oklahoma: Dottie King, Calvin; Robbie Woods, Enid; Paris Robinson, Holdenville
Oregon: Greg Gonzalez, Central Point; Susan Gonzalez, Central Point
Pennsylvania: Jason Manbeck, Bethel; Scott Augsburger, Lancaster; Kelsey Baublitz, Lewistown
South Carolina: Mark A. McLeod, Pinewood; Larry B. DeHart, Pomaria
South Dakota: Ferlyn Hofer, Canistota; Ray Epp, Mission Hill; Ryan Storm, Mount Vernon
Tennessee: James Mathis, Duck River; Jamey Tosh, Henry
Texas: Peter C. Baumert, Dalhart; Greg Stephens, Texhoma
Utah: Matthew N. Robinson, Beaver; Bryce Sansing, Greenville
Vermont: Peter W. Burrows, Wells
Virginia: Keith D. Allen, Disputanta; Robert O. Britt, Williamsburg
Washington: Amber L. Holland, Richland; Melanie J. Seidel, Richland
West Virginia: Chuck Talbott, Fraziers Bottom
Wisconsin: Raymond Ibeling, Clinton; Allen Ries, Lomira
Wyoming: Ana Shmidl, Pine Bluffs; Shawn Shmidl, Pine Bluffs
Importers: Frank Jensen, Hoboken, N.J.; Scott M. Fegler, Jersey City, N.J.; Emil Rufolo, Jersey City, N.J.; Ole Nielsen, Madison, N.J.; Stig Kjaeroe, Mendham, N.J.; Roland Schinbeckler, Warren, N.J.

“These appointees represent a cross section of great experience in the pork industry and I know they will help us better meet the needs of our American pork producers,” Perdue says.

The National Pork Board and the Delegate Body were established under the Pork Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act of 1985. Since 1966, Congress has authorized 22 industry-funded research and promotion boards to provide a framework for agricultural industries to pool their resources and combine efforts to develop new markets, strengthen existing markets and conduct important research and promotion activities. The Agricultural Marketing Service provides oversight, paid for by industry assessments, which helps ensure fiscal accountability and program integrity.

For more info visit the National Pork Board page on the AMS website.

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