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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Best Buckeye Breakfast grant awarded to The Fountain

August 10, 2021

NEW ALBANY, OH- Ohio’s bacon and egg farmers were on the road again this week, and this time their destination was Celina, Ohio. On Tuesday, August 10, a fourth Best Buckeye Breakfasts grant was delivered to “The Fountain” restaurant located in downtown Celina. The team of farmers were beyond excited to present their latest $2,500 […]

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Forshey, Waters, and Brown inducted into Ag Hall of Fame

August 6, 2021

NEW ALBANY, OHIO – On Friday, August 6, the Ohio Agricultural Council returned to the Ohio Expo Center & State Fair for the first time in two years where they hosted the 55thannual OAC Agricultural Hall of Fame Breakfast at Kasich Hall in Columbus, Ohio. Since the ceremony was postponed due to the pandemic in […]

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USDA prepares for upcoming Census of Agriculture in 2022

August 2, 2021

NEW ALBANY, OHIO – The USDA needs your help to accurately portray Ohio’s agriculture story by participating in the 2022 Agricultural Census. Statistical information drives decision-making at all levels of government. The Agricultural Census is an indispensable tool that assists in developing and administering programs that oversee and promote farm vitality, consumer protection, conservation, trade, […]

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Grill & Skillet receives latest Best Buckeye Breakfast grant

July 27, 2021

NEW ALBANY, OHIO – Ohio’s bacon and egg farmers traveled down to the state’s capital on Tuesday, July 27, to present a check to the latest Best Buckeye Breakfasts grant winner. Their destination was the “Grill & Skillet Diner” located at 2924 East Main Street in Columbus, Ohio. Our team of farmers was excited to present […]

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Gregory’s Tabbed as Latest Best Buckeye Breakfasts Winner

July 9, 2021

NEW ALBANY, OHIO – Ohio’s bacon and egg farmers teamed up to make a road trip to Canton, Ohio on Friday, July 9. Their destination was “Gregory’s Family Restaurant” located at 2835 Whipple Ave NW, Canton, OH. While every road trip has a purpose, this one was even more special to all who were involved. […]

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June 1, 2021

NEW ALBANY, OHIO  – The Ohio Pork Council and Executive Vice President Cheryl Day have announced the hiring of Curt Ashcraft as the organization’s next Communication Director beginning June 1, 2021.

In this position, Ashcraft will be at the forefront of all communication, marketing, and educational efforts for the Ohio
Pork Council, including all management of social media, content, and promotions for the organization.

“We are excited to welcome Curt to our team, leading the marketing and communication effort for the organization,”
said Day. “His experience and creativity will assist Ohio pig farmers find new and innovative ways to promote healthy,
wholesome pork.”

Ashcraft comes to the Ohio Pork Council with a number of experiences that are rooted in the world of agriculture. Growing up on a grain farm and rural community in Knox County, Ashcraft spent his youth as a member of 4-H, as well as the National FFA Organization. During his four years in the Fredericktown FFA Chapter, Ashcraft was involved in parliamentary procedure, public speaking, and was a member of one of the top meat science programs in the state.

“I couldn’t be more excited to accept the opportunity of a lifetime with the Ohio Pork Council,” said Ashcraft. “My passion for the pork industry is an easy match for the career in communication that I have been lucky to build and look to continue to grow with the OPC. I want to thank the Ohio Pork Council and Cheryl Day for their belief in
me and their support moving forward.”

Prior to the Ohio Pork Council, Ashcraft has spent the last six years working in communication at the college athletics level, including the previous four years as the Assistant Director of Athletics Communications at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. While at Denison, Ashcraft assisted in all communication efforts for the athletic department, including event recaps, press releases, website management, event management,
audio and video productions, as well as the scheduling and mentorship of the Denison Sports Network’s student work

A native of Fredericktown, Ohio, Ashcraft graduated from Otterbein University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in
broadcast communications and public relations. Prior to Denison, Ashcraft also worked in communication at Kenyon
College, Stretch Internet, and Mesa Community College. Ashcraft currently resides in nearby Pataskala with his wife,

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