Hofer elected to serve as South Dakota Pork Producers Council’s president for a 2nd term
January 22, 2019
SIOUX FALLS, SD – The South Dakota Pork Producers Council (SDPPC) elected Ferlyn Hofer, a pork producer from Canistota, SD, to serve as president.
Hofer stated "I am honored to have been selected to be the SD Pork Producers President for 2019. Our hog industry is growing in the state which is enabling many of our young people to come back to the farm. My hope is that we grow our hog industry responsibly and with respect for our neighbors. I ask each of you to share your story with others so that we can all understand modern pork production. Our staff at the office is exceptional and if you have any questions, please call the office and they are more than willing to answer your questions."
The board also elected Craig Andersen of Centerville, SD as first vice president; Shane Odegaard of Lake Preston, SD as second vice president. Also elected to serve on the Executive Board were Jason Foster of Garden City, SD; Brooke Heisinger of Scotland, SD; Austin Willms of Akron, IA and Shane Zylstra of Beresford, SD. Spencer Jacobson was re-elected to serve a 2nd 3-year term and is a representative from Smithfield to serve on the South Dakota Pork Producers Council Executive Board.
The South Dakota Pork Producers Councils Mission Statement states that the South Dakota Pork Producers Council is a unified and engaged advocate that promotes, with integrity, the image and growth of the South Dakota pork industry through education, research, marketing and responsible policy.
“I am honored to have been selected to be the SD Pork Producers President for 2019. Our hog industry is growing in the state which is enabling many of our young people to come back to the farm. My hope is that we grow our hog industry responsibly and with respect for our neighbors.” Ferlyn Hofer, SDPPC president
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