September 18, 2023
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, money, and talents, and as a result, have made an outstanding contribution to the swine industry. Consideration will be given for contributions at the local, state, and national levels.
Swine Manager of the Year
The award for Swine Manager of the Year recognizes an owner or non-owner who excels in the management of a swine production operation.
Pork Promoter of the Year
The award for Pork Promoter of the year recognizes an individual/family, organization, company, or county group who has done an outstanding job promoting pork and/or the pork industry on a local, regional, or state level. Candidates need not be actual pork producers.
Friends of Pork Award
The OPC Friends of Pork Award is presented to a pork industry leader whose principal occupation is not pork production, for their willing and outstanding contribution to the swine industry. Consideration will be given for contributions at the local, state, and national levels.
OPC Service Award
This award is presented to an individual who exemplifies outstanding service to the swine industry. Someone who exceeds volunteer expectations and is willing to support the pork industry in various ways.
Have a nominee in mind? Simply submit a name for the award committee’s consideration by Tuesday, October 31.
About The Ohio Pork Council
The Ohio Pork Council was established in 1968, beginning with nearly 800 pig farmers dedicated to the task of promoting their own product. Currently, OPC has approximately 2,500 members. Their mission is to serve and benefit all Ohio pork producers. To learn more about the Ohio Pork Council, visit www.OhioPork.org or call 614- 882-5887.