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.

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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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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2021 Annual Sponsors