Adam Barka, Sleepy Eye; Dave Mensink, Preston; Daryl Timmerman, North Mankato; and Mike Mouw, Leota, were elected to the Minnesota Pork Producers Association during their annual meeting held on Monday, Jan. 27, at the Hilton Minneapolis in conjunction with Minnesota Pork Congress.
"Minnesota's pork industry consists of a broad range of farms in both size and style," says Mensink, who was elected to serve as MPPA president. "The Minnesota Pork Producers Association executive board represents that diversity. Each leader brings forth their knowledge and expertise for a well-rounded collective group. As a board, we are looking forward to working on behalf of our members and partners."
Anderson was elected as vice-president and Barka was once again elected to serve as secretary. Other board members include Vince Baack, North Mankato; Amon Baer, Lake Park; Greg Boerboom of Marshall; Shelly Schell, Altura. In addition, Minnesota representatives serving on the National Pork Producers Council board include Gordon Spronk of Pipestone, Lori Stevermer of Easton, and Terry Wolters of Pipestone.
MPPA board members are elected to three-year terms and work on behalf of Minnesota's farmers to bring visionary leadership for its members by influencing public policy on a local, state and national level.