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'Moving at the Speed of Business' theme for 2019 Pork Industry Forum

At the meeting, Pork Act delegates will rank 10 candidates for the National Pork Board and submit the list to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture for approval.

National Pork Board

January 16, 2019

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'Moving at the Speed of Business' theme for 2019 Pork Industry Forum
National Hog Farmer

Pork delegates from across the United States will discuss “Moving at the Speed of Business” at this year’s National Pork Industry Forum. The annual forum will be held in Orlando, March 6-8.

The 15 producers who serve as members of the National Pork Board and Pork Checkoff staff leadership will hear directly from Pork Act delegates appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Each year the delegates confer, vote on resolutions and advisements and provide valuable direction on the important issues facing pork producers and the industry. Delegates will learn about the work underway to grow consumer demand for pork domestically and worldwide, as well as the plans to share pork producers’ story of sustainability through adhering to the We Care ethical principles.

“In today’s production environment, we must have a shared focus on sustainability and innovation,” says Steve Rommereim, president of the NPB and a pig farmer from Alcester, S.D. “We are committed to the We Care ethical principles. Those values — put on paper more than a decade ago — continue to drive the work of pork producers every day on their farms as well as our work at Pork Forum.”

At the meeting, Pork Act delegates will rank 10 candidates for the NPB and submit the list to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture for approval. The candidates, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Pat Albright, Michigan

  • Bill Kessler, Missouri

  • Larry Liepold, Minnesota

  • Bill Luckey, Nebraska

  • Gene Noem, Iowa

  • Russ Nugent, Arkansas

  • Alicia Pedemonti, New Hampshire

  • Michael Skahill, Virginia

  • Dave Struthers, Iowa

  • Stephen Williamson, North Carolina 

Prior to the annual meeting, members of the NPB also will convene their March board of directors meeting. The agenda will include updates on 2019 plans to enhance pork demand, increase market opportunities, improve pork production practices and invest in research priorities.

Included on the 2019 Pork Forum agenda will be opportunities for pork producers to become certified in the pork industry’s Pork Quality Assurance Plus program, as well as learn more about other pork industry programs. The full agenda is available at PorkIndustryForum.com.

Source: National Pork Board, which is solely responsible for the information provided, and wholly owns the information. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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