The National Pork Producers Council today elected new officers and members to its board of directors at its annual business meeting – the National Pork Industry Forum.
Elected as president of the organisation was Dr Howard Hill, a consultant for Iowa Select Farms and a pork producer from Cambridge, Iowa. His pork production business, H&K Enterprises, includes hogs and cattle, and Hill and his son farm 2,600 acres of corn, soybeans and alfalfa.
Dr Ron Prestage was elected as president-elect. A pork producer from Camden, SC, Prestage is part of the family-owned Prestage Farms, which includes hogs, turkeys, cattle and cropland for hay. He's primarily responsible for the sows and turkeys on the farms in South Carolina and a swine operation in Mississippi.
Elected as vice president was John Weber, a pork producer from Dysart, Iowa. In addition to raising hogs for Cargill, he manages with his son Valley Lane Farms Inc., a grain and livestock operation.
New members elected to the board for three-year terms were David Herring, of Lillington, NC; Phil Borgic, of Nokomis, Ill.; and Terry Wolters, of Pipestone, Minn. They join current directors Jim Compart, of Nicollet, Minn.; Jim Heimerl, of Johnstown, Ohio; Ray Summerlin, of Rose Hill, N.C.; Bill Kessler, of Mexico, Mo.; AV Roth, of Wauzeka, Wis.; Ken Maschhoff, of Carlyle, Ill.; and Chris Hodges, of Kansas City, Mo.
Elected for a two-year term as the allied industry representative was Kent Bang, with AgStar Financial. Re-elected for two-year terms to the NPPC Nominating Committee were Dave Moody, of Iowa, and Kraig Westerbeek, of North Carolina.