Purpose

To identify opportunities to enhance producer competitiveness and profitability through animal science related and producer directed research and information programs

Time Obligation

The Animal Science Committee meets for two days twice annually, generally July and December. Also, the committee meets 2-3 more times annually via conference call. Members are encouraged but not required to attend various advisory group and oversight committee meetings throughout the year.

Members

  • Dustin Kendall - Chair
  • Dan Hamilton - Vice Chairman
  • Joseph Cassady - Advisor
  • Maynard Hogberg - Advisor
  • Clay Lents - Advisor
  • Miles See - Advisor
  • Kenneth Stalder - Advisor
  • Michael Tokach - Advisor
  • Chris Hostetler - Primary National Pork Board Staff Liaison
  • Stephanie Gunn - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • Mike King - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • David Pyburn - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • Roger Arentson - Member
  • Nathan Augspurger - Member
  • Barton Borg - Member
  • Wayne Cast - Member
  • Paul Cline - Member
  • Valerie Duttlinger - Member
  • Gregg Eckardt - Member
  • Patrick FitzSimmons - Member
  • Justin Fix - Member
  • Aaron Gaines - Member
  • Gene Gourley - Member
  • Kent Gray - Member
  • Blaine Hansen - Member
  • Nick Holden - Member
  • Rhonda Miller - Member
  • Terrance O'Neel - Member
  • Stephen Patterson - Member
  • Beau Peterson - Member
  • Zach Rambo - Member
  • Clint Schwab - Member
  • Heather Wilt - Member

Department Connection: Science and Technology

Purpose

To maintain and promote the pork industry tradition of responsible animal care through the applicaiton of scientifically sound animal care practices. Efforts include: Advance producers' awareness of emerging animal welfare issues; Provide information and education to improve animal care skills; support scientific research to enhance animal well-being; provide information for greater public understanding and awareness about producers commitment to providing humane care.

Time Obligation

The Animal Welfare Committee usually meets two times yearly – February and July. Meetings last approximately a day and a half. Conference calls are held quarterly.

Members

  • Ashley DeDecker - Vice President
  • JoDee Haala - Chair
  • Temple Grandin - Ex-Officio Member
  • Dallas Hockman - Ex-Officio Member
  • Courtney Knupp - Ex-Officio Member
  • Dan Kovich - Ex-Officio Member
  • Liz Wagstrom - Ex-Officio Member
  • Sherrie Webb - Ex-Officio Member
  • Angela Baysinger - Advisor
  • Jennifer Brown - Advisor
  • Michelle Calvo Lorenzo - Advisor
  • John Deen - Advisor
  • Anna Johnson - Advisor
  • Collette Kaster - Advisor
  • Jason McAlister - Advisor
  • Timothy Toliver - Advisor
  • Jamee Amundson - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • Stephanie Gunn - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • Mike King - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • Dinah Peebles - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • David Pyburn - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • Paul Ayers - Member
  • Kimberly Griffin - Member
  • Scott Hays - Member
  • Cassandra Jass - Member
  • Jay Johnston - Member
  • Lee Johnston - Member
  • Lyndsey Jones - Member
  • Mark Klassen - Member
  • Donald Lay - Member
  • Lee Letsch - Member
  • Michael Luckey - Member
  • Wesley Lyons - Member
  • Ann McDonald - Member
  • David Newman - Member
  • Carissa Odland - Member
  • Monique Pairis Garcia - Member
  • Nathan Schleman - Member
  • Brent Scholl - Member
  • Charles Wildman - Member
  • Stephanie Wisdom - Member
  • Alan Wulfekuhle - Member

Department Connection: Science and Technology

Purpose

The Domestic Marketing Committee is composed of pork producers and industry representatives, who after gaining an in-depth knowledge of the objectives, strategies and tactics of the Pork Checkoff’s Domestic Marketing program, evaluate and oversee the work of the NPB staff to increase domestic expenditures of U.S. pork through programs of promotion, advertising, public relations, consumer information and marketing research.

Time Obligation

Time Obligation Currently two committee meetings are held each year, typically one in February and one in July. Each meeting is two days, not including travel time for members. In the past, one meeting has been held in Des Moines and one at a location that provided an educational component related to programs. To familiarize themselves with the market, committee members are also asked to periodically participate in functions such as the Foodservice Advisory Committee, Retail Advisory Committee or a public relations event.

Members

  • Terry Wolters - Chair
  • Leon Sheets - Vice Chairman
  • Emily Arkfeld - Advisor
  • Emily Detwiler - Advisor
  • Kiersten Hafer - Advisor
  • Curtis Hansen - Advisor
  • Marlowe Ivey - Advisor
  • Jolene Manternach - Advisor
  • Swen Neufeldt - Advisor
  • Jason Pooley - Advisor
  • Scott Webb - Advisor
  • Jarrod Sutton - Primary National Pork Board Staff Liaison
  • Ashley Hamilton - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • W Brown - Member
  • Allison Fiscus - Member
  • Kenneth Garee - Member
  • Stig Kjaeroe - Member
  • James Lamb - Member
  • Julie Maschhoff - Member
  • Chawn McGrath - Member
  • Amber Portner - Member
  • Karen Richter - Member
  • Marion Robinson - Member
  • Derrick Sleezer - Member
  • Lori Stevermer - Member
  • Bill Tentinger - Member
  • Christopher Van Beek - Member
  • Ozlem Worpel - Member

Department Connection: Domestic Marketing

Purpose

To seek out and pursue, any and all legitimate avenues to market U.S. pork worldwide. In this endeavor, to adhere to the principles of free and fair trade, while utilizing al available tools to enhance U.S. pork's status as a net positive exporter. To collaborate with the USMEF and USDA's FAS to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of program efforts to market U.S. Pork world wide.

Time Obligation

At least two committee meetings are held each year, usually in conjunction with USMEF Board of Directors meetings, USMEF Strategic Planning meeting and NPPC Trade Committee. The meetings are typically 2 days, Committee members may be asked to participate in conference calls on specific initiatives by department.

Members

  • Janet Archer - Past President
  • Derrick Sleezer - Past President
  • Dermot Hayes - Advisor
  • Norman Bessac - Packer Rep
  • William Luckey - At Large Producer
  • Conley Nelson - Packer Rep
  • Karen Richter - Pork Checkoff Rep on USMEF
  • Randall Spronk - Pork Sector Rep on USMEF Exec Committee
  • Glenn Stolt - At Large Producer
  • Jennifer Tirey - State Executive - Full Time
  • Ashley Hamilton - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • Craig Morris - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • Michael Skahill - Member

Time Obligation

To be determined by board of directors. Current Board of Director Members and Date Term Commenced 15 members are nominated and ranked by the Pork Act Delegates and selected by the secretary of agriculture. A minimum of 12 states must be represented on the board of directors. Members serve a 3 year term, and may serve two terms. Officers are elected by the board of directors annually.

Members

  • Terrance O'Neel - President
  • Steven Rommereim - Vice President
  • Janet Archer - Past President
  • Brett Kaysen - Treasurer
  • Bill Even - Primary National Pork Board Staff Liaison
  • Jamie Byrnes - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • John Johnson - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • Janet Archer - Member
  • Gary Asay - Member
  • Deborah Ballance - Member
  • Patrick FitzSimmons - Member
  • Heather Hill - Member
  • Brett Kaysen - Member
  • Carl Link - Member
  • David Newman - Member
  • Gene Noem - Member
  • Terrance O'Neel - Member
  • Alicia Pedemonti - Member
  • Scott Phillips - Member
  • Steven Rommereim - Member
  • Michael Skahill - Member
  • Bill Tentinger - Member

Department Connection: Chief Executive Officer

Purpose

Solicit, screen, interview, evaluate and recommend 8 candidates to the Pork Act Delegate Body to be elected as nominees to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture for appointment to the National Pork Board, and also for 2 seats on the Pork Checkoff Board Nominating Committee.

Time Obligation

The committee meets by telephone one or two times each year in November/December, to review communication efforts to solicit candidates, to review lists of potential and actual candidates and to create a plan to solicit additional candidates if necessary. A 2-3 day interview meeting is held in Kansas City the first part of January to conduct face-to-face interviews, as well as phone interviews. From this meeting a list of prioritized candidates is created, and that list is circulated to states in preparation for elections at the Pork Act Delegate session. Committee members should meet these criteria: 1.Are familiar with and knowledgeable about Pork Board programs. 2.Are knowledgeable about producers who exhibit national leadership skills. 3.Are knowledgeable about the Pork Industry. 4.Have diversity in gender, geographic areas, type of operation, producer types etc. 5.Conduct themselves in an open, unbiased and objective manner. 6.Some members should be familiar with the work of the committee, with NPB, States, organizational businesses, etc. •Four members elected by Pork Act Delegates •Two members named by the National Pork Board •Chair named by National Pork Board

Members

  • Janet Archer - Chair
  • Jill Criss - Primary National Pork Board Staff Liaison
  • Denise Yaske - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • Dianne Bettin - Member
  • Bryn Jensson - Member
  • William Knapke - Member
  • Janice Miller - Member
  • Steven Rommereim - Member
  • David Struthers - Member

Department Connection: Governance and Operations

Purpose

Utilize sound science to anticipate and address consumer’s needs and expectations of wholesome and nutritious pork products to increase pork consumption.

Time Obligation

The Pork Safety, Quality and Human Nutrition Committee usually meets two times yearly – February and July. Meetings last approximately a day and a half. Conference calls between meetings are held as needed. Members are encouraged but not required to attend various advisory group and oversight committee meetings throughout the year.

Members

  • Bradley Thornton - Chair
  • Samuel Carney - Vice Chairman
  • Courtney Knupp - Ex-Officio Member
  • Dan Kovich - Ex-Officio Member
  • Eric Berg - Advisor
  • Roger Johnson - Advisor
  • Ellen Kasari - Advisor
  • Phil Lofgren - Advisor
  • Michelle Michalak - Advisor
  • Annette O'Connor - Advisor
  • Alda Pires - Advisor
  • Laura Bachmeier - Primary National Pork Board Staff Liaison
  • Adria Huseth - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • Mike King - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • Steve Larsen - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • Dinah Peebles - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • David Pyburn - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • Rhea Schirm - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • Jeffrey Arner - Member
  • Melissa Bonorden - Member
  • Jeffrey Friese - Member
  • Brad Greenway - Member
  • Chad Grouwinkel - Member
  • Katie Hanigan - Member
  • Bradley Hennen - Member
  • Phillip Jordan - Member
  • Kendra Kattelmann - Member
  • Carl Link - Member
  • James Lowe - Member
  • Anne Miller - Member
  • Cynthia Moore - Member
  • Molly Pelzer - Member
  • Eric Sheiss - Member
  • Douglas Wenner - Member

Department Connection: Science and Technology & Domestic Marketing

Purpose

To provide guidance and input to the Producer Services and Communications departments on how to best achieve the goals and objectives established by the Board of Directors in the Strategic Plan.

Time Obligation

This committee will meet twice per year (either in person or by conference call or webinar as appropriate) in roughly the following time frames. - a meeting in late winter/early spring (Feb-March) - a meeting in the summer prior to plan of work (July)

Members

  • Andrew Reinecker - Chair
  • Emily Erickson - Vice Chairman
  • Orlando Gil - Advisor
  • Bradley Knadler - Advisor
  • Jodi Sterle - Advisor
  • Sharlotte Peterson - Primary National Pork Board Staff Liaison
  • Kevin Waetke - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • William Winkelman - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • Deborah Ballance - Member
  • William Brown - Member
  • Eric Brunton - Member
  • Benjamin Cooley - Member
  • David Eaheart - Member
  • Michael Faga - Member
  • Joshua Flint - Member
  • Channing Gooden - Member
  • William Kessler - Member
  • James Luckman - Member
  • Drew Mogler - Member
  • Henry Moore - Member
  • Robert Peffley - Member
  • Scott Phillips - Member
  • Sheila Schmid - Member
  • Jason Slaton - Member
  • Kathleen Tapper - Member
  • Thomas Titus - Member
  • Tony Weldon - Member
  • Allison Zabel - Member

Department Connection: Producer Services & Communications

Purpose

Acquire and provide science-based information that will protect and improve producer and public health, promote a safe farm work environment and enhance consumer confidence in U.S. pork production.

Time Obligation

The Producer/Public Health and Workplace Safety Committee usually meets two times yearly – February and July. Meetings last approximately a day and a half. Conference calls between meetings are held as needed. Members are encouraged but not required to participate in various advisory working groups/task forces, on an as needed basis, throughout the year.

Members

  • Janice Miller - Chair
  • Joseph Dykhuis - Vice Chairman
  • Liz Wagstrom - Ex-Officio Member
  • Bruce Alexander - Advisor
  • Peter Davies - Advisor
  • Locke Karriker - Advisor
  • Daniel Miller - Advisor
  • Matthew Nonnenmann - Advisor
  • Amy Vincent - Advisor
  • Heather Fowler - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • Stephanie Gunn - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • Karen Hoare - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • Steve Larsen - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • David Pyburn - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • Janet Archer - Member
  • John Baumgartner - Member
  • Jeff Bender - Member
  • James Chapman - Member
  • Lisa Colby - Member
  • Barbara Determan - Member
  • Joseph Fent - Member
  • William Fink - Member
  • Jason Gill - Member
  • Bob Halkovitch - Member
  • Marc King - Member
  • Jim Murray - Member
  • Alicia Pedemonti - Member
  • Benjamin Schmaling - Member
  • Roxanna Swonger - Member
  • Peter Thomas - Member
  • Montse Torremorell - Member
  • Jose Torres - Member
  • Bill Unterseher - Member

Department Connection: Science and Technology

Purpose

Develop proactive programs to aid U.S. pork producers in meeting challenges of implementing sustainable production systems and protecting natural resources while maintaining the economic competitiveness of the U.S. pork industry.

Members

  • Jamie Burr - Chair
  • Michael Formica - Ex-Officio Member
  • Erin Cortus - Advisor
  • Allan Stokes - Primary National Pork Board Staff Liaison
  • Beverly Everitt - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • Andrew Derstein - Member
  • Everett Forkner - Member
  • John Kroeger - Member
  • Roger Nath - Member
  • Gene Noem - Member
  • Wayne Peugh - Member
  • Karen Richter - Member
  • Daniel Wetherell - Member

Department Connection: Science & Technology (former Environment Committee)

Purpose

To review and act on the strategic health issues which may affect the productivity of swine herds and global trade issues. To make recommendations to allied industry and producers to maintain and improve swine herd health. To collaborate with other animal health related entities and organizations in order to more effectively solve U.S. swine health issues.

Time Obligation

The committee meets for two days at least twice yearly – February and the Summer– but may meet an additional time if needed. Monthly conference calls are held and usually last one hour.

Members

  • Russell Nugent - Chair
  • Courtney Knupp - Ex-Officio Member
  • Harry Snelson - Ex-Officio Member
  • Paul Sundberg - Ex-Officio Member
  • Liz Wagstrom - Ex-Officio Member
  • Jane Christopher-Hennings - Advisor
  • Gene Erickson - Advisor
  • Richard Hesse - Advisor
  • Jeff Kaisand - Advisor
  • Kelly Lager - Advisor
  • Eugene Nemechek - Advisor
  • Barbara Porter-Spalding - Advisor
  • Darrel Styles - Advisor
  • Jeffrey Zimmerman - Advisor
  • Lisa Becton - Primary National Pork Board Staff Liaison
  • Patrick Webb - Primary National Pork Board Staff Liaison
  • Mike King - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • David Pyburn - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • Rhea Schirm - National Pork Board Staff Member
  • Pat Albright - Member
  • Chuck Allison - Member
  • Steve Brier - Member
  • Emily Byers - Member
  • Mark FitzSimmons - Member
  • Madonna Gemus Benjamin - Member
  • Daniel Gerety - Member
  • Kelly Graff - Member
  • Acacia Hagan - Member
  • Heather Hill - Member
  • Ian Levis - Member
  • Wathina Luthi - Member
  • Jason Manning - Member
  • Joshua Maschhoff - Member
  • Maryn Ptaschinski - Member
  • Gordon Spronk - Member
  • Robert Thompson - Member

Department Connection: Science and Technology