Support the pork industry by serving on Pork Checkoff program advisory committee

Farm Forum

DES MOINES, IOWA – The National Pork Board is accepting applications through Oct. 1 to fill positions on nine Pork Checkoff program advisory committees. The committee system provides in-depth analysis and oversight of specialized projects and programs, including the planning, budgeting, goal-setting and evaluation of Pork Checkoff programs.

“Serving on Pork Checkoff advisory committees is a great opportunity for producers to show their support of the industry,” said Bill Winkelman, vice president of producer services for the National Pork Board. Committee members include industry professionals from diverse background and geographic regions, each committed to lending their expertise to the U.S. pork industry.”

Any pork producer or importer who has paid all Checkoff assessments that are due, or is a representative of a producer or company that produces hogs and/or pigs, is eligible to serve on a Pork Checkoff advisory committee. Applications are being accepted for the following committees:

• Animal welfare

• Domestic marketing

• Sustainability

• Pork safety, quality and human nutrition

• Producer and state services

• Public health and producer safety

• Swine health

• International trade

Animal Science Committee members who volunteer their time to serve on an advisory committee can expect to meet one to three times a year. Please direct application requests and questions to the National Pork Board by mail to: 1776 NW 114th St., Clive, Iowa 50325. Or contact Sharlotte Peterson at (515) 223-2600 or