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Ohio Pig Farmer’s Donation to Help Fill Toledo Protein Gap

May 21, 2024

NEW ALBANY, OHIO – When it comes to providing no- or low-cost meals to those in need in northwest Ohio, sourcing high-quality protein is an ongoing struggle as people there are facing food insecurity rates close to 16% — far above the national 13.5% rate. However, thanks to Ohio’s pig farmers annual Pork Power program, […]

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Ohio Pork Council Presents Awards During Annual Pork Congress

February 8, 2024

LIMA, OHIO – The Ohio Pork Council concluded a highly successful 2024 Ohio Pork Congress with its annual awards luncheon on Feb. 7 that featured updates by Ohio Director of Agriculture Brian Baldridge and OPC Executive Vice President Cheryl Day. OPC recognized several top volunteers for their outstanding contributions to the state’s pork industry. These […]

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Early Registration Now Open for 2024 Ohio Pork Congress

January 4, 2024

NEW ALBANY, OHIO – The Ohio Pork Council invites all producers and members of the pork industry to attend Ohio Pork Congress – your connection to all things pork! The Ohio Pork Congress continues its annual tradition of delivering timely, relevant, and useful information for pork producers and everyone working in today’s pork industry when […]

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Officials Break Ground on New Diagnostic Lab

November 17, 2023

NEW ALBANY, OH – Last Thursday marked a milestone moment for Ohio’s pork producers, along with the rest of the state’s animal agriculture industry as officials from the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) broke ground on the state-of-the-art Ohio Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (OVDL) that will replace the current Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory built in 1961. […]

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Toledo Chef Says Pork Summit “Life-Altering”

November 2, 2023

NEW ALBANY, OH – As part of its ongoing mission to create more pork enthusiasts across Ohio, OPC recently sponsored the chef at SAME Café in Toledo to attend the Midwest Pork Summit in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with the goal of becoming more proficient in pork meal planning and preparation. Courtney Schmidtke, the chef of […]

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Ohio BBQ Competitors Vie for Top Prize in 25th Annual Pork Rib-Off

August 2, 2023

Annual Competition Draws Thousands to Sample, Judge Pork Dishes COLUMBUS, OHIO – Barbecue fans from across Ohio and beyond gathered on Aug. 1 at the Ohio State Fair to see which top-notch barbecue competitor would come out victorious in the Ohio Pork Council’s annual Pork Rib-Off competition. The participants vied for top honors in categories […]

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“Breaking Boundaries” Pig Show Debuts at Ohio State Fair

July 28, 2023

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Making its debut at the 2023 Ohio State Fair, the “Breaking Boundaries” Pig Show featured participants between 9 and 22 years old with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Along with the assistance of 25 youth mentors from the Ohio Pork Council’s OH-PIGS program, the participants experienced their first-ever “center-ring” opportunity to care for […]

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Ohio Double-Decker Loaded Pork Loin Sandwich Debuts on A&E’s “Best in Chow”

July 20, 2023

Pork and bacon fans can sample the famous Ohio-centric creation at the state fair. NEW ALBANY, Ohio – America’s legions of “fair food” fans are in for a special treat on July 29 when A&E’s “Best in Chow” series debuts Ohio’s own Double-Decker Loaded Pork Loin Sandwich created at the Ohio State Fair by the […]

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Ohio’s Pig Farmers Help Ease Hunger in Toledo

June 20, 2023

Donated pork will provide up to eight months of meals. On behalf of all the state’s pork producers, the Ohio Pork Council (OPC) is again partnering with a community-based nonprofit to further demonstrate how much its members are dedicated to bringing high-quality, nutrient-dense protein to those in need. A $2,000 donation from OPC to the […]

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Ohio Pork Council Endorses Issue 1, Urges Ohioans to Vote “Yes” on August 8

June 13, 2023

The Ohio Pork Council fully endorses Issue 1, a vital proposal aimed at strengthening the democratic process in the state of Ohio. Issue 1 proposes to raise the requirement for constitutional amendments to pass with a 60% majority vote. The Ohio Pork Council is a non-profit, farmer-led organization that represents the interests of Ohio’s pork […]

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Nominate A Deserving Pork Producer

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, […]

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Ohio’s Pig Farmers Help Ease Hunger in Toledo

June 20, 2023

Donated pork will provide up to eight months of meals. On behalf of all the state’s pork producers, the Ohio Pork Council (OPC) is again partnering with a community-based nonprofit to further demonstrate how much its members are dedicated to bringing high-quality, nutrient-dense protein to those in need. A $2,000 donation from OPC to the […]

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Ohio’s Pig Farmers Donate Pork to Greater Cleveland Food Bank

May 24, 2023

Effort to provide pork to up to 2,000 families. On behalf of all the state’s pork producers, the Ohio Pork Council (OPC) is again partnering with a community-based nonprofit to further demonstrate how much its members are dedicated to bringing high-quality, nutrient-dense protein to those in need. A $5,000 donation from OPC to the Greater […]

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Ohio’s Pig Farmers Donate Pork to Mid-Ohio Food Collective

May 23, 2023

High-quality protein will help fight hunger for more sustainable communities. On behalf of all the state’s pork producers, the Ohio Pork Council is again partnering with a community-based nonprofit to further demonstrate how much its members are dedicated to bringing high-quality, nutrient-dense protein to those in need. A $5,000 donation to the Mid-Ohio Food Collective, […]

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Ohio’s Pig Farmers Donate Pork to New Day Ministries

May 17, 2023

Effort highlights producers’ ethic to serve their communities. On behalf of all the state’s pork producers, the Ohio Pork Council (OPC) is again partnering with a community-based nonprofit to further demonstrate how much its members are dedicated to bringing high-quality, nutrient-dense protein to those in need. OPC is donating $2,500 to New Day Ministries, based […]

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Ohio’s Pig Farmers Donate Pork to The Salvation Army in Bucyrus

May 17, 2023

Effort highlights producers’ ethic to serve their communities. On behalf of all the state’s pork producers, the Ohio Pork Council (OPC) is again partnering with a community-based nonprofit to further demonstrate how much its members are dedicated to bringing high-quality, nutrient-dense protein to those in need. OPC is donating $2,500 to the Salvation Army location […]

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Ohio Pork Council Welcomes Communications Intern, Bayleigh Miller, to Staff

May 17, 2023

New Albany, Ohio — May 17, 2023 — The Ohio Pork Council (OPC) welcomes Bayleigh Miller as its 2023 summer communications intern.  “We are thrilled to have Bayleigh join our team as she continues her education in agricultural communications,” says Cheryl Day, OPC Executive Vice President. “We know that she will be an asset to […]

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Ohio Pork Council Presents Awards During Annual Pork Congress

February 10, 2023

At the awards luncheon held during the Ohio Pork Congress on February 8, 2023, several volunteers were recognized for outstanding contributions to the Ohio pork industry. The Ohio Pork Industry Excellence, Service, Pork Promoter of the Year, Manager of the Year, and Friend of Pork Industry awards were presented. Kicking off the program, Ohio Pork […]

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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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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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