Ft. Recovery man named to National Pork Board

Carl Link, Ft. Recovery

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced five appointments to the 15-member National Pork Board including Carl Link of Ft. Recovery. Link is a Production Manager at Cooper Farms. The five appointees will each serve 3-year terms.

“I am pleased that these individuals have agreed to provide their time and expertise,” said Vilsack. “I am confident that pork producers and importers will be well served by them.”

In 2010, according to USDA statistics, there were 69,100 pork operations, representing about 64 million head of pigs at the beginning of 2011. Top pork producing states included Iowa, North Carolina, Minnesota, Illinois and Indiana.
The five appointees were chosen from among eight pork producers nominated by the National Pork Producers Delegate Body during its meeting in Denver, Colorado, in March.

Craig Mensink of Preston, Minnesota is also a newly appointed board member. Members reappointed to the board include: Brad Greenway, Mitchell, South Dakota; Dale Norton, Bronson, Michigan; and Lisa Colby, Newburyport, Massachusetts.


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