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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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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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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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RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE OHIO EXPO CENTER AND STATE FAIR

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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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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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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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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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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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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Best Buckeye Breakfast Grant Winner SuperChefs

SuperChef’s Ohio chosen for final Best Buckeye Breakfasts grant

September 13, 2021

Ohio’s bacon and egg farmers wrapped up the Best Buckeye Breakfasts campaign on Friday, September 3rd, by taking a trip to present the last $2,500 grant to the winning recipient. The crew of farmers headed to Gahanna, Ohio to visit Superchef’s Ohio and meet with the owner, Ryan Bryson. Thankful and dedicated are two ways […]

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Duane Stateler

Ohio farm family’s commitment to water quality

September 6, 2021

Nutrient management, sustainability, and protecting our water quality are of the utmost importance to Stateler Farms in Hancock County. Duane Stateler, current Ohio pig farmer, is proud to be a part of the H2Ohio program and believes in its efforts to ensure the best water quality for the state of Ohio.  

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C-J's Family Restaurant

C-J’s recognized with latest Best Buckeye Breakfasts grant

September 1, 2021

Ohio’s bacon and egg farmers continued their trek across the state on Thursday, August 26, in an effort to support some of Ohio’s best breakfast spots. Making their way to Stockport, Ohio, the latest Best Buckeye Breakfasts grant was awarded to “C-J’s Family Restaurant,” located at 1920 Main Street in downtown Stockport. Handing out their […]

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Creating your SPS Plan with Dr. Arruda

August 20, 2021

Preparing for foreign animal disease starts on the farm. No matter the size of your swine operation, every pig farmer plays a vital role in FAD preparedness. For more information to create your Secure Pork Supply (SPS) plan with OSU’s Dr. Andreia Arruda, please visit our Industry Resources page.

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