Ohio pork producers elected as national leaders

Ohio’s pork industry was well represented at the National Pork Industry Forum in Denver, CO, March 1-3. Two Ohio pork producers were nominated to serve as

leaders on the board of directors for the National Pork Board and the National Pork Producers Council.

Pork Act Delegates, meeting at the National Pork Industry Forum, ranked eight candidates for the National Pork Board and submitted the list to the U.S. secretary of agriculture. Among the list of candidates is Carl Link of Fort Recovery. Link represents the Ohio Pork Producers Council through his participation in the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Livestock Environmental Permitting Program.

Additionally, Randy Brown of Nevada, OH was recognized for his service to the National Pork Board. Brown served six years on the National Pork Board, where he was active on many committees including serving as chairman of the Environmental Steward sub-committee.

At the National Pork Producers Council’s annual business meeting, also held at the National Pork Industry Forum, elections were held for new officers and members to the board of directors.  Jim Heimerl, from Johnstown, Ohio was elected to a three year term on the NPPC board of directors, in the producer category. Heimerl currently serves as president elect for the Ohio Pork Producers Council and is an active member on many OPPC committees.

“We have quality, dedicated industry representatives in the board members who were elected,” said Neil Dierks, NPPC CEO . “I know that all of them will work diligently and tirelessly on behalf of America’s pork producers.”

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