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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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Ohio Pork Council Welcomes New Producer Education Manager

December 6, 2021

New Albany, Ohio – The Ohio Pork Council is pleased to welcome Kayli Long to the staff as the organization’s Producer Education Manager beginning December 6, 2021. “The Ohio Pork Council is excited to have Kayli join our team,” said Cheryl Day, Executive Vice President.  “We know her experience, talents and passion for agriculture will […]

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Senator Theresa Gavarone

Cooper Farms welcomes Senator Gavarone to the farm

October 10, 2021

On Monday, September 27, Senator Theresa Gavarone from Ohio’s 2nd District spent the day in Paulding County, learning how Ohio’s pig farmers proactively manage natural, organic nutrients from manure to enhance soil health while providing wholesome, healthy pork for the Buckeye State. A resident of nearby Wood County for more than 35 years, Senator Gavarone […]

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Forshey, Waters, and Brown inducted into Ag Hall of Fame

August 6, 2021

NEW ALBANY, OHIO – On Friday, August 6, the Ohio Agricultural Council returned to the Ohio Expo Center & State Fair for the first time in two years where they hosted the 55thannual OAC Agricultural Hall of Fame Breakfast at Kasich Hall in Columbus, Ohio. Since the ceremony was postponed due to the pandemic in […]

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USDA prepares for upcoming Census of Agriculture in 2022

August 2, 2021

NEW ALBANY, OHIO – The USDA needs your help to accurately portray Ohio’s agriculture story by participating in the 2022 Agricultural Census. Statistical information drives decision-making at all levels of government. The Agricultural Census is an indispensable tool that assists in developing and administering programs that oversee and promote farm vitality, consumer protection, conservation, trade, […]

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Richard Deaton Appointed to the National Pork Board

June 9, 2021

NEW ALBANY, OHIO – Ohio’s Richard Deaton is among six members that have appointed by the USDA to serve on the National Pork Board. The NPB is comprised of 15 pork producers and importers, nominated by Pork Act Delegates at the National Pork Forum and appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. The board collects […]

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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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Best Buckeye Breakfast grant awarded to The Fountain

August 10, 2021

NEW ALBANY, OH- Ohio’s bacon and egg farmers were on the road again this week, and this time their destination was Celina, Ohio. On Tuesday, August 10, a fourth Best Buckeye Breakfasts grant was delivered to “The Fountain” restaurant located in downtown Celina. The team of farmers were beyond excited to present their latest $2,500 […]

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Grill & Skillet receives latest Best Buckeye Breakfast grant

July 27, 2021

NEW ALBANY, OHIO – Ohio’s bacon and egg farmers traveled down to the state’s capital on Tuesday, July 27, to present a check to the latest Best Buckeye Breakfasts grant winner. Their destination was the “Grill & Skillet Diner” located at 2924 East Main Street in Columbus, Ohio. Our team of farmers was excited to present […]

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Gregory’s Tabbed as Latest Best Buckeye Breakfasts Winner

July 9, 2021

NEW ALBANY, OHIO – Ohio’s bacon and egg farmers teamed up to make a road trip to Canton, Ohio on Friday, July 9. Their destination was “Gregory’s Family Restaurant” located at 2835 Whipple Ave NW, Canton, OH. While every road trip has a purpose, this one was even more special to all who were involved. […]

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