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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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Livestock groups applaud Governor DeWine and Legislative Leaders for directing $15 Million to purchase Ohio Protein for families in need

October 3, 2022

COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio’s livestock and poultry industries applaud Governor Mike DeWine and the state’s legislative leaders for today’s Ohio Controlling Board approval of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services’ request of $15 million in American Rescue Plan Act State Fiscal Recovery Fund to address a shortage in supplies at Ohio’s 13 regional […]

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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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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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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 […]

Read More

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, […]

Read More

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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