The Ohio Pork Council

The Ohio Pork Council was established in 1968 when leaders in Ohio’s pork industry determined it was a necessity to promote their own product. When the organization began, about 800 farmers dedicated themselves to this task. The Council now has approximately 2,500 members. As the organization has grown, so have the programs to promote pork, along with increased services for OPC members.

Ohio Pork Congress Moves to Lima

January 11, 2022

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Ohio Pork Congress offers fresh, new vibes in 2022 at a new location. The event will take place February 8 and 9, 2022, at the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center in Lima, Ohio. The Ohio Pork Council invites all producers and members of the pork industry to attend. Steve Lerch, former […]

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Ohio Pork Council seeks 2022 Event Intern

December 7, 2021

The Ohio Pork Council is now accepting applications for their 2022 Event Internship. The Event Intern would provide special project and support to assist with the planning of the Ohio Pork Congress and Taste of Elegance. Applicants should be majoring in the field of communications, marketing, or a related field; preferably going into their junior […]

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Ohio Pork Council Welcomes New Producer Education Manager

December 6, 2021

New Albany, Ohio – The Ohio Pork Council is pleased to welcome Kayli Long to the staff as the organization’s Producer Education Manager beginning December 6, 2021. “The Ohio Pork Council is excited to have Kayli join our team,” said Cheryl Day, Executive Vice President.  “We know her experience, talents and passion for agriculture will […]

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Ohio Pork Council opens scholarships for 2022-23 school year

October 28, 2021

The Ohio Pork Council Scholarship Application is officially open! Applications for scholarships will go toward the 2022/2023 school year and all scholarship applicants must be an OPC member, or the child of an OPC member, to be considered.   If you are a previous OPC scholarship recipient and you still have years remaining in your […]

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Senator Theresa Gavarone

Cooper Farms welcomes Senator Gavarone to the farm

October 10, 2021

On Monday, September 27, Senator Theresa Gavarone from Ohio’s 2nd District spent the day in Paulding County, learning how Ohio’s pig farmers proactively manage natural, organic nutrients from manure to enhance soil health while providing wholesome, healthy pork for the Buckeye State. A resident of nearby Wood County for more than 35 years, Senator Gavarone […]

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Ohio Pork Council seeks Summer 2022 Communications Intern

September 16, 2021

The Ohio Pork Council is looking for a highly motivated communications intern to join their team during Summer 2022. The ideal candidate should be majoring in the field of agriculture, communications, marketing, or journalism; preferably going into their junior or senior year. The Ohio Pork Council Communications Internship is sure to provide a variety of […]

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Best Buckeye Breakfast Grant Winner SuperChefs

SuperChef’s Ohio chosen for final Best Buckeye Breakfasts grant

September 13, 2021

Ohio’s bacon and egg farmers wrapped up the Best Buckeye Breakfasts campaign on Friday, September 3rd, by taking a trip to present the last $2,500 grant to the winning recipient. The crew of farmers headed to Gahanna, Ohio to visit Superchef’s Ohio and meet with the owner, Ryan Bryson. Thankful and dedicated are two ways […]

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Duane Stateler

Ohio farm family’s commitment to water quality

September 6, 2021

Nutrient management, sustainability, and protecting our water quality are of the utmost importance to Stateler Farms in Hancock County. Duane Stateler, current Ohio pig farmer, is proud to be a part of the H2Ohio program and believes in its efforts to ensure the best water quality for the state of Ohio.  

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C-J's Family Restaurant

C-J’s recognized with latest Best Buckeye Breakfasts grant

September 1, 2021

Ohio’s bacon and egg farmers continued their trek across the state on Thursday, August 26, in an effort to support some of Ohio’s best breakfast spots. Making their way to Stockport, Ohio, the latest Best Buckeye Breakfasts grant was awarded to “C-J’s Family Restaurant,” located at 1920 Main Street in downtown Stockport. Handing out their […]

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Creating your SPS Plan with Dr. Arruda

August 20, 2021

Preparing for foreign animal disease starts on the farm. No matter the size of your swine operation, every pig farmer plays a vital role in FAD preparedness. For more information to create your Secure Pork Supply (SPS) plan with OSU’s Dr. Andreia Arruda, please visit our Industry Resources page.

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