NC Pork Report - Winter 2013 - (Page 7)

Message from the President A Year of Successes and Challenges A David Herring 2013 NCPC President It has been my honor, through all of what 2013 brought us, to serve as president of the North Carolina Pork Council. s we are all celebrating the holidays, and looking forward to 2014, I also want to take this opportunity to take stock in what we have accomplished and the storms we have weathered. First, we were forced to deal with PEDv, which has been all but catastrophic for so many of our producers and not just in North Carolina. However, we've worked together, shared our knowledge and skills, and hopefully will see some real improvements in 2014. We've faced lawsuits and buyouts. But as with all things, we know how to do what we do and we also know that when we do it right, we'll all come out to the good. This year has seen some successes at the General Assembly and new opportunities with our barbecue contest in downtown Raleigh. We're reaching almost 400,000 folks a year with our new exhibit at Marbles Kids Museum that we were proud to collaborate with our soybean partners to support. We've brought the Food Dialogues to North Carolina and the We Care trailer too. We've reached out to chefs to educate them more about pork and increase their ease in using our product. We made the tough decision to end the Pork Chop Shop after a 25-year run and refocus our efforts at the NC State Fair. And, we continue to help combat the problem of childhood hunger in NC through our relationship with the North Carolina Feeding America Food Banks. As I told the board at our November meeting, as farmers, we know the seeds we are planting, but our NC Pork Council is planting seeds too, with consumers, chefs, children and also decision-makers, such as our legislators, who can directly affect how we do business. It has been my honor, through all of what 2013 brought us, to serve as president of the North Carolina Pork Council and lead this organization that has been important to my family for so long. I would like to thank my family and Deborah Johnson and all of the NCPC staff for all of their support and help. It's truly a pleasure to work with such genuine and professional people. Thank you again for the opportunity to serve as your president. NCPC is a producer organization, and I admire and respect the many producers that I have an opportunity to work with every day. I appreciate your support and hard work to make our industry strong. Remember, take a kid farming. We've worked together, shared our knowledge and skills, and hopefully will see some real improvements in 2014 ... we know how to do what we do and we also know that when we do it right, we'll all come out to the good. W i n t e r 2 0 1 3 * N C P o r k R epor t 7

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NC Pork Report - Winter 2013

Message from the President: A Year of Successes and Challenges
Industry News
NCPC and Chinese Representatives Travel to Meet in Both Countries
2013 Pork Chop Shop: A Truly Grand Finale
Report from the 2013 State Fair Livestock Shows
Brandon Moore Represents U.S. Agriculture Abroad
NCPC Associate Members Meet for Update
Costco Partnership: Small Investment Brings Notable Increase in Pork Sales
NCPC Sponsors Professional Hot Foods Competition
Cooking Their Way to Victory
Tar Heel Pork Challenge a Highlight of Two NC Fairs
Pork Chop Open Results
Make Your Reservations Now for 2014 NC Pork Conference

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