The National Pork Producers Council elected new officers and board members during the National Pork Industry Forum in Kansas City. Howard Roth, a pig farmer from Wisconsin, was elected as the new NPPC president. He’s a fifth-generation farmer who owns Roth Feeder Pigs. In addition to serving on the NPPC board for eight years, he previously was a member of the Wisconsin Pork Association board of directors and is currently the chair of the association’s Swine Health Committee. Roth takes over from David Herring, a North Carolina farmer who now becomes the NPPC immediate past president and chair of the council’s trade and nominating committees.
Jen Sorenson is the new NPPC president-elect. For the past nine years, she’s been with Iowa Select Farms, a business that markets more than five million hogs per year. Sorenson was previously the communications director for the Iowa Pork Producers.
Terry Wolters of Pipestone, Minnesota, is the new NPPC Vice President. He’s involved in the Minnesota and South Dakota Pork Producers groups, the Pipestone County Pork Producers, the National Pork Board, and chairs the Animal Health Food Security Policy Committee.