The Board of Directors has the ultimate responsibility and accountability, in collaboration with USDA under the Pork Act and Pork Order, for the collection of national pork Checkoff funds, their disbursement to state organizations, and their investment in industry promotion, research and consumer information programs, to enhance the marketing of U.S. pork and pork products. Learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the National Pork Board by downloading the Board Member Duties and Responsibilities document.
There is an expectation that board members will make every effort to attend meetings and conference calls. The following activities are the general responsibilities of the Board’s schedule:
In addition, Board members typically join and participate in one or two program committees which could meet during the calendar year, depending on the committee.
If a member is not currently both PQA Plus certified and Site Assessed, the individual must be willing to become compliant prior to taking office.
The National Pork Board uses a Nominating Committee to seek candidates for appointment to the National Pork Board and to its Nominating Committee. The Goal of the Nominating Committee is to execute a fair process that provides opportunity for every interested producer. Learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the Nominating Committee by downloading the Nominating Committee Duties document.
The National Pork Board has nine Advisory Program Committees (Animal Science, Animal Welfare, Domestic Marketing, Sustainability, Pork Safety, Quality & Human Nutrition, Producer & State Services, Public Health & Safety, Swine Health, and Trade). The Committee system provides in-depth analysis and oversight of specialized projects and programs, including the planning, budgeting and goal setting review and evaluation. Learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the Advisory Program committees by downloading the Advisory Committee Responsibilities document.
For more information contact:
National Pork Board and Nominating Committee
All other committees