Bell will work with the board of directors to execute OPC’s strategic goals, coordinate state checkoff programs and continue involvement in H2Ohio, in addition to the Ohio Agricultural Conservation Initiative.
There’s no question state pork expos and trade shows are a highlight in the industry. With the cancellation of World Pork Expo in 2019, a lot of excitement surrounds upcoming events such as the Iowa Pork Congress.
Bryan Humphreys has been named the vice president of producer, state and industry relations, and Jacque Matsen has been named vice president of strategic communications. Both will assume their new roles Dec. 16.
The U.S. Meat Export Federation ended its strategic planning conference by electing new officers. Cevin Jones, a cattle feeder from Eden, Idaho, will succeed Conley Nelson, an Iowa pork producer, as USMEF chair.
Beard or no beard? As cold weather sets in, some men start growing their work of art for practical reasons. Some grow beards to evoke conversation and increase knowledge around an issue, while others just enjoy the look.
National FFA Convention and Expo wrapped up over the weekend with more than 70,000 students and advisors attending this hallmark event. The organization set a record for membership this year, topping 700,000 members.
Travel the country. Meet farmers from other states. Develop your leadership skills. Sound interesting? Consider applying for the Iowa Pork Leadership Academy or the Illinois Future Leaders Class of 2020-2021.