NC Pork Report - Fall 2015 - (Page 21)

Event 6th Annual Livestock Lobby Day A nimal agriculture was front and center at the 6th Annual Livestock Lobby Day at the NC General Assembly, on June 16th. Producer and allied members of the North Carolina Pork Council, along with NC Cattlemen's Association and the NC Dairy Industry Promotion Committee, represented the state's livestock industry well during this annual event which has become invaluable as these organizations combine efforts to engage lawmakers on the issues facing animal agriculture. The food on Livestock Lobby Day is highly anticipated. The day began with the traditional breakfast of sausage and bacon biscuits served by pork producers to legislators and staff. Neese's once again graciously donated the sausage and bacon for the biscuits. The Dairy Committee complemented the biscuits by providing milk for the breakfast. A lunch of steak biscuits was provided to the legislative folks by the Cattlemen. The dairy folks provided milk for lunch and then topped off the afternoon with an ice cream break. Livestock producers took the breakfast and lunch opportunities at the food tents to visit with their legislators and share their real life stories and farm experiences. Some producers went on office visits to talk with their hometown legislators and also the leadership to discuss more in-depth the current issues facing the animal agriculture industry. Although there are lobbyists representing the industry on a daily basis, the face-to-face between pork producers and legislators is vitally important for them to understand that their day-to-day decisions directly affect how their farm runs and how they do their job. In the midst of it all there's a little fun thrown in too. The annual "legislative milk-chugging contest" was held in the afternoon. For 16 years, members of the Senate and House agricultural committees have competed against each other to see which team can finish six pints of milk in the fastest time. This year, the "Senate Super Sippers" represented by Sen. Mike Woodard and two interns handily beat the "House All Stars." House team members were Reps. Bob Steinburg, J.H. Langdon and Jonathan Jordan. The Senate won $200 for the North Carolina 4-H Foundation, while the House won $100 for the North Carolina Future Farmers of America. Thanks to all of the NCPC members who took time out of their busy schedules to participate in this annual event. It was an extremely hot day and Raleigh traffic is always a challenge, but every year it is proven to us exactly how important this event is to the industry so thanks for your effort in representing the industry. F a l l 2 0 15 * N C P o r k R epor t 21

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NC Pork Report - Fall 2015

Message from the President
Industry News
NCPC Launches Educational Campaign
Welcome to Our New Home
2016 NC Pork Conference
Profile: Megan Spence
6th Annual Livestock Lobby Day
NC Pork Producer Honors Former FFA Teacher
2015 State 4-H Livestock Contests
Interns Learn Important Skills While Working in the Pork Industry
Employees Honored for Education Efforts
Junior Market Swine Show
Index to Advertisers

NC Pork Report - Fall 2015