Barka, Mensink, Timmerman, and Mouw Elected to MPPA Board

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Front to Back, L to R: Shelly Schell, Gerg Boerboom, Dave Mensink, Daryl Timmerman, and Lori Stevermer. Back Dr. Gordon Spronk, Amon Baer, Mike Mouw, John Anderson, Adam Barka, Vince Baack, and Terry Wolters.

Adam Barka, Sleepy Eye; Dave Mensink, Preston; Daryl Timmerman, North Mankato; and Mike Mouw, Leota, were elected to the Minnesota Pork Producers Association (MPPA) during their Annual Meeting held on Monday, January 27, at the Hilton Minneapolis in conjunction with Minnesota Pork Congress.

“Minnesota’s pork industry consists of a broad range of farms in both size and style,” says president Mensink. “The Minnesota Pork Producers Association executive board represents that diversity. Each leader brings forth their knowledge and expertise for a well-rounded collective group. As a board, we are looking forward to working on behalf of our members and partners.”

MPPA Board members are elected to three-year terms and work on behalf of Minnesota’s farmers to bring visionary leadership for its members by influencing public policy on a local, state and national level.

Dave Mensink of Preston was elected to serve as MPPA president. In addition, John Anderson of Belgrade was elected as vice-president and Adam Barka of Sleepy Eye was once again elected to serve as secretary.

Other board members include Vince Baack, North Mankato; Amon Baer, Lake Park; Greg Boerboom of Marshall; Shelly Schell, Altura. In addition, Minnesota representatives serving on the National Pork Producers Council board include Dr. Gordon Spronk of Pipestone, Lori Stevermer of Easton, and Terry Wolters of Pipestone.


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The Minnesota Pork Producers Association is recognized as highly committed to continued development of a strong industry image that protects the best interests of members and impacts public policy while producing both state and national industry leaders.