S.D. Pork Producers Council elects new president
The South Dakota Pork Producers Council (SDPPC) elected Ryan Storm, a pork producer from Mt. Vernon, SD, to serve as president.
Storm stated “I am humbled and honored to have been selected to be the SD Pork Producers President for the year 2016. Our industry has changed over the years and I have been proud to be a part of that. My hope for the industry in the future is to have more understanding of what our process is with raising hogs and for the general community to have a better knowledge of what we do and why we do it. Our office staff is top notch and more than willing to answer any questions you may have.”
The board also elected Ferlyn Hofer of Canastota, SD as first vice president; Craig Andersen of Centerville, SD as second vice president; Spencer Jacobson Brandon, SD a representative from Smithfield / John Morrell 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.
Their Vision Statement states that the South Dakota Pork Producers Council is a respected leader advocating for sustainable, responsible growth of the South Dakota Pork Industry that benefits our producers, consumers, and communities.
The pork industry has put together an industry pledge for their producers and it is the WE CARE ETHICAL PRINCIPLES. The recent adoption of a statement of ethical principles calls attention to producers’ commitment to responsible practices. With this statement, U.S. pork producers affirm an obligation to: Produce Safe Food, Protect and Promote Animal Well-Being, Ensure Practices to Protect Public Health, Safeguard Natural Resources in All of Our Practices, Provide a Work Environment That is Safe and Consistent with Our Other Ethical Principles and Contribute to a Better Quality of Life in Our Communities.
For nutritional information and pork recipes or for information about modern pork production, please visit http://www.sdpork.org.
–South Dakota Pork Producers Council
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