The Ohio Pork Council

The Ohio Pork Council was established in 1968 when leaders in Ohio’s pork industry determined it was a necessity to promote their own product. When the organization began, about 800 farmers dedicated themselves to this task. The Council now has approximately 2,500 members. Our mission is to serve and benefit all Ohio pork producers.

Saydee Baughman named Ohio Pork Council Office Manager

January 17, 2023

 NEW ALBANY, Ohio – The Ohio Pork Council is pleased to welcome Saydee Baughman to the staff as the organization’s Office Manager, beginning January 16, 2023.  “On behalf of the Ohio Pork Council Board of Directors and staff, we are excited to welcome Saydee Baughman to our dynamic team,” said Cheryl Day, Executive Vice President. […]

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Early registration underway for 2023 Ohio Pork Congress

January 12, 2023

NEW ALBANY, OHIO – Ohio Pork Congress continues to deliver relevant information for everyone in the pork industry, from pig caretakers to farm team members to decision makers and allied industry partners. The event will take place February 7 and 8, 2023, at the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center in Lima, Ohio. The Ohio […]

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Pig farmers care for local community with 40,000-pound donation to Second Harvest Ohio

November 22, 2022

Ohio pig farmers, through Ohio Pork Council, the National Pork Board, and Farmland®, a brand of Smithfield Foods, are partnering with country music superstar Luke Bryan’s fall Farm Tour to donate more than 160,000 servings of protein to Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio. The donation will help fill the protein gap often […]

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Livestock groups applaud Governor DeWine and Legislative Leaders for directing $15 Million to purchase Ohio Protein for families in need

October 3, 2022

COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio’s livestock and poultry industries applaud Governor Mike DeWine and the state’s legislative leaders for today’s Ohio Controlling Board approval of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services’ request of $15 million in American Rescue Plan Act State Fiscal Recovery Fund to address a shortage in supplies at Ohio’s 13 regional […]

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Nominate a deserving pork producer today

September 20, 2022

Celebrate a deserving colleague, friend, or family member by nominating them for one of OPC’s annual awards. Nominations are easy, so take a look at the categories below before you make your submission. Pork Industry Excellence This award is given to a pork producer or pork producing family for their willingness to give their time, […]

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In the news: Ohio Pork Council member Gary Cooper highlights agriculture’s commitment to clean water

July 29, 2022

Editor Note: Our Ohio Pork Council members invest heavily in agricultural best practices that support clean water throughout Ohio. Following a recent public forum hosted in Bowling Green by the Ohio EPA regarding its draft Maumee Watershed Nutrient Total Maximum Daily Load report, Gary Cooper (Cooper Farms, Oakwood) submitted a letter to the editor to […]

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Statement regarding the Environmental Working Group Report

July 28, 2022

NEW ALBANY, OHIO – The following statement was issued today in response to the Northwest Ohio Water Poll. The statement can be attributed to Cheryl Day, executive vice president, Ohio Pork Council. Ohio’s pig farmers strive to be good neighbors and responsible members of the state where they live, work, and raise their families. The […]

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Ask a farmer panel brings pig farming to the classroom

July 15, 2022

NEW ALBANY, OHIO – When you can’t take the students to the farm, you bring the farm to them! On Wednesday, July 13, the Ohio Pork Council teamed up with the Ohio Farm Bureau to bring all things pig farming to the Explore Ag Camp that was being hosted at the University of Findlay. Ohio […]

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2022 Pork Chop Open

June 20, 2022

Windy Knoll Golf course welcomed Ohio Pork Council and 30 teams for a golf scramble at the 18-hole course. Keeping up the tradition of hitting the links while supporting Ohio’s pork industry was a day full of fun, laughter, and competition.  Each year, the funds raised during the event benefit the Dr. Tony Forshey memorial […]

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Breanna Barker named Ohio Pork Council Marketing Director

June 20, 2022

NEW ALBANY, Ohio – The Ohio Pork Council is pleased to welcome Breanna Barker to the staff as the organization’s Marketing Director, beginning June 20, 2022. “On behalf of the Ohio Pork Council Board of Directors and staff, we are excited to welcome Breanna Barker to our dynamic team,” said Cheryl Day, Executive Vice President.  […]

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2022 Annual Sponsors