Pork Checkoff Presents PORK Academy at World Pork Expo

The Pork Checkoff is sponsoring Producers Opportunity for Revenue and Knowledge (PORK) Academy June 9 and 10 during World Pork Expo at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. Expo continues through noon on June 11. PORK Academy is a series of seminars designed to inform pork producers about current industry challenges in a way that will help them on their own operations.

Pork Producers Help Tennessee Flood Victims, Volunteers

After recent severe storms dumped more than 13 inches of rain in Nashville, Tenn., in two days, the Cumberland River has left massive destruction in its wake, from the Grand Ole Opry to local hospitals and schools. In response, pork producers have been rolling up their sleeves to help feed those affected by the flood.

Pork Checkoff Sets Direction to Lead a World-Class Food Industry

“Leading a world-class food industry – Responsible. Sustainable. Professional. Profitable.” This is the new vision for the National Pork Board that was introduced to Pork Act Delegates at the National Pork Industry Forum March 4-6 in Kansas City, Mo. The vision statement comes from a strategic five-year plan developed by the National Pork Board.

Pork Checkoff Honors Dale Miller with Distinguished Service Award

The Pork Checkoff will honor Dale Miller, editor of National Hog Farmer, as the winner of its Distinguished Service Award. He will be recognized at the National Pork Industry Forum in Kansas City, Mo., March 4-6, 2010. The Distinguished Service Award is given annually to recognize the lifelong contribution to the pork industry of an outstanding leader.

National Pork Board Looking to the Future During Pork Industry Forum

Recovery and reinvigoration will be the focus of the National Pork Board during the board’s March 3-4 meeting in Kansas City, Mo. The board is seeking to improve the effectiveness of the Pork Checkoff’s marketing and research programs in an effort to sustain the resurgence of the pork industry. The board meeting will be held in conjunction with the pork industry’s annual meeting, the National Pork Industry Forum, which will follow on March 5-6.