Missouri Pork Producers Elected to National Posts

Columbia, Mo.,— Several Missouri pork producers were elected to national leadership positions during the National Pork Industry Forum March 5-7 in San Antonio, Texas. Over 150 delegates traveled from 42 states to represent farmers at the annual business meetings of the National Pork Board and National Pork Producers Council.

Kristine Scheller-Stewart, from King City, Missouri, was nominated by the delegate body to serve on the National Pork Board (NPB) for a three-year term. Her nomination will be submitted to the U.S. secretary of Agriculture for approval.

Bill Kessler, a producer from Mexico, was re-elected to his second three-year term on the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) Board of Directors.

Scott Hays, a producer from Monroe City, Missouri, was re-elected to the NPPC Nominating Committee and will serve a two-year term.

Brent Sandidge, a producer from Marshall, is currently serving a two-year term on the NPB Nominating Committee.

The Missouri Pork Association represents the state’s pork producers in the areas of promotion, research, education and legislation. For more information about this or any other programs of the Missouri Pork Association, go to www.mopork.com, or call the Missouri Pork Association office at (573) 445-8375.