Iowa’s pig farmers do their work every day of the year, so it’s only fitting that one month be dedicated to the delicious and nutritious product they produce. The Iowa Pork Producers Association has dubbed the 10th month of the year Porktober - An Iowa Pork Celebration.
“We encourage you to follow great nutrition and cooking information about pork by following #Porktober19 on all your social media channels,” says IPPA president Trent Thiele, a pork producer from Elma, Iowa. “While we encourage consumers to include pork in their meals all year long, this time set aside for the traditional October Pork Month recognition is an opportunity to remind you about a great product and the men and women who produce it. Nearly one of 12 Iowans has a job connected to the pork industry.”
Pork is the leading animal protein for consumers across the globe. “But our most important consumers will always be those here at home,” Theile says. "#Porktober19 let’s us reinforce our producer-to-consumer relationship so we can tell our story about producing safe, nutritious food right here in Iowa.”
To learn more about pork and Iowa’s pig farmers, visit Iowa Pork’s #Porktober19 site. The site includes recipe videos and a video featuring three Iowa pig farmers, information for preparing pork and serving this quintessential Iowa food in your home, as well as a simple infographic showing the sustainability results from the work pork producers do.