Pork Board Names 2019 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow

Recipients recognized as leaders of the next generation of American pig farmers

The National Pork Board announced today that Bailee Arnold from North Carolina, Ben Luebbering from Missouri and Ben Wikner from Iowa have been named the 2019 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow. They were recognized today at the 2019 National Pork Industry Forum in Orlando.

Pig Farmers Pack 900 Meals for Orlando-Area Children

National Pork Industry Forum Kicks-off Showcasing We Care

Today, the National Pork Board kicked off activities for this week's Pork Industry Forum in Orlando. The 15-member board packed 900 meals to help feed hungry children in the area in partnership with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

Pork Checkoff Debuts Swine University at SOBEWFF®

Educating consumers on the sustainability of today’s pig farming and pork’s nutritional value is central focus of festival

The National Pork Board will introduce Swine University at this week’s 2019 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF®) in Miami. The initiative, which includes a virtual tour of a pig farm and an introduction to the next generation of farmers, engages consumers and shares the sustainability story of today’s pig farming.

Registration Now Open for the Pork Management Conference

Checkoff event provides platform for experts to discuss future of the U.S. pork industry

The National Pork Board will host its annual Pork Management Conference, April 16-19, in Nashville, Tennessee. At the annual conference, a diverse set of experts from across the country will address business trends and challenges facing the U.S. pork industry. Through presentations, breakout sessions and networking, attendees will gain important insight on the pork industry and its challenges along with learning more about financial management practices to improve the performance and efficiency of pig farming.

New National Swine Disease Council Will Help Combat Foreign Animal Disease

Industry collaboration will focus on protecting animal, public health

Today, the U.S. pork industry has aligned its efforts to reduce the risks from foreign animal disease (FAD) by creating the National Swine Disease Council (NSDC). The council is comprised of key industry leaders from six distinct areas of swine science expertise. NSDC leadership includes representatives from the National Pork Board, the National Pork Producers Council, the North American Meat Institute, the Swine Health Information Center, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as well as state animal health officials.

Nominations Open for 2019 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Award

Nominate a deserving pig farmer by March 10

The National Pork Board is accepting nominations for its 2019 America's Pig Farmer of the YearSM award through Sunday, March 10, at americaspigfarmer.com. The award recognizes a U.S. pork producer who demonstrates excellence in raising pigs using the We CareSM ethical principles and by sharing his or her story with the public.