NC Pork Report - Winter 2013 - (Page 7)
Message from the President
A Year of Successes
2013 NCPC President
It has been my honor,
through all of what
2013 brought us, to
serve as president
of the North Carolina
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
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NC Pork Report - Winter 2013
Message from the President: A Year of Successes and Challenges
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
NC Pork Report - Winter 2013