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.

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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Beckner and Ramirez named Ohio Pork Council Interns

May 23, 2022

NEW ALBANY, Ohio – The Ohio Pork Council is pleased to welcome Justin Beckner to the team as the summer Pig Care & Education Intern and Kylie Ramirez as a Communications Intern. “We are excited to have vibrant, young leaders join the Ohio Pork Council Team this summer,” said Cheryl Day, Executive Vice President. “Their […]

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Ohio pig farmers provide over 6,000 pounds of ground pork to central Ohio residents

April 28, 2022

NEW ALBANY, OH – Ohio Pork Council’s members, made up of pig farmers across the state of Ohio, are pleased to continue their support of the Mid-Ohio Food Collective, located in Grove City, Ohio. The protein-packed donation from the Ohio Pork Council will provide over 6,400 pounds of ground pork to those in need. On […]

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Honoring Dr. Tony Forshey with memorial scholarship

April 27, 2022

The Tony Forshey, DVM, Memorial Scholarship fund was established in honor of Dr. Tony Forshey, Ohio Department of Agriculture State Veterinarian, and dedicated swine practitioner, who passed away in 2021. Dr. Forshey was a leader in animal health–both well known, and well respected. He had a passion and commitment to agriculture and animal health. Dr. […]

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Ohio Pork Council Hosts Spring Virtual Field Trips

April 11, 2022

Turn your classroom or living room into a virtual pig farm through a one-of-a-kind learning experience as you connect with Ohio pig farmers! Students will learn how the farmers care for pregnant sows, raise piglets, and the processes and technology they use on their farm and in their barns. In addition to being hosted via […]

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Supreme Court to Hear NPPC Case Against Prop. 12

March 28, 2022

New Albany, Ohio, March 28, 2022 – The U.S. Supreme Court at its March 25 conference agreed to hear a case brought by the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) against California’s Proposition 12, which bans the sale of pork from hogs born to sows that weren’t raised according to […]

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February 23, 2022

NEW ALBANY, OHIO- Emphasizing that agriculture is one of the largest and most important economic sectors in Ohio, nine major Ohio agriculture groups released recommendations to modernize the Ohio Expo Center and State Fair. These proposals were sent to Gov. Mike DeWine, the Ohio Expo and State Fair Commission, the State of Ohio, other public […]

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Ohio Pork Council announces 2021 award winners

February 9, 2022

Pictured (left- right): Dave Tebbe, Gary Stitzlein, Jerry Happy, Kevin Isler, Matt Reese. LIMA, OHIO – Awards were presented to Ohio pork producers and industry friends during a luncheon held during Ohio Pork Congress today. The Ohio Pork Industry Excellence Award was given to Gary Stitzlein of Waldo. Dave Tebbe of Minster received the Ohio […]

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Ohio Pork Congress Moves to Lima

January 11, 2022

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Ohio Pork Congress offers fresh, new vibes in 2022 at a new location. The event will take place February 8 and 9, 2022, at the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center in Lima, Ohio. The Ohio Pork Council invites all producers and members of the pork industry to attend. Steve Lerch, former […]

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2021 Annual Sponsors