NPPC Elects New President, Officers

The National Pork Producers Council elected a new president at its annual business meeting. The National Pork Industry Forum took place last week in Orlando, Florida. Porkbusiness.com says David Herring, a hog farmer from North Carolina, is the new president. Herring is Vice President of Hog Slat, which supplies equipment to pork operations, as well as the VP of TDM Farms. He and his two brothers started the farm as a feeder pig operation in 1983. It’s now a sow farrow-to-finish operation, with farms in North Carolina, Illinois, and Indiana. Herring takes over for Jim Heimerl, an Ohio pork producer who now becomes the immediate past president and chair of the NPPC Trade Committee. Howard A.V. Roth, a Wisconsin hog farmer, was elevated to the president-elect position with the organization. The fifth-generation farmer owns and operates Roth Feeder Pigs. Jen Sorenson, Iowa Select Farms communications director, was elected vice president by the NPPC Board of Directors. “David, A.V., and Jen all have a lot of good experience and leadership that will benefit NPPC and our producers greatly,” says NPPC CEO Neil Dirks. “With the additions to our Board of Directors, NPPC again has a strong team guiding our work of protecting the livelihoods of America’s pork producers.”