Arhart elected to serve as SDPPC president for a 2nd term

Farm Forum

SIOUX FALLS – The South Dakota Pork Producers Council (SDPPC) elected Andrew Arhart, a pork producer from Alpena, S.D., to serve as president for a 2nd term.

“I am excited to serve my 2nd term as a president of the South Dakota Pork Producers Council. I am ready to take on the challenges that might arise for our group of producer’s,” said Arhart. “We have many exciting opportunities ahead of us in the S.D. pork industry and I am looking forward to working with all the dedicated pork producers that are committed to the swine industry in this state.”

Andrew is a 1995 graduate of Dakota Wesleyan University with a Degree in Accounting and Ag-Business. After graduation, he joined the family farm and also worked as a commodity broker and grain merchandiser, before transitioning to the farm full-time in 2004. Currently, Andrew and his wife Melissa manage Arhart Farms Inc., along with his brother, Jonathan and his wife Joy, and parents, LaVerne and Judy. The farms consist of a 3,600 head hog finishing facility, 800 head beef feedlot, 250 head cow-calf operation and 1,200 acres of cropland.

The board also elected Lester Moeller of St. Lawrence, S.D., as first vice president; Ryan Storm of Mt. Vernon, S.D., as second vice president; Rod Foster of Garden City, S.D., Matt Storm of Mount Vernon, S.D., Ray Epp of Yankton, S.D., Craig Anderson of Centerville, S.D., Clarence Wurtz and Hannah Walkes of Pipestone Vet Clinic were elected to the executive board.

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