MPPA Hosts USDA Round Table

On Saturday, March 7, Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01), USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach, and Minnesota Pork Producers Association CEO David Preisler hosted a round table discussion with farmers and producers at the Minnesota Pork office in Mankato.Usda Round Table

 

One of Rep. Hagedorn’s top agriculture priorities is to make sure federal agencies are equipped with the necessary tools to combat Foreign Ag Diseases (FAD), such as African Swine Fever (ASF), High Path Avian Influenza (HPAI) and Foot-Mouth Disease (FMD). This forum provided a great opportunity for members of southern Minnesota’s agriculture community to discuss the issues impacting their daily lives. The roundbtable also discussed trade policy, plant health issues, price reporting, FDA issues and a general update from Washington.

 

Prior to the roundtable, Rep. Hagedorn and Under Secretary Ibach the Compart Family hosted a tour of Compart’s Boar Store, their family farm near Nicollet, Minnesota.

 

KEYC Channel 12 in Mankato provides this report.

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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Editor’s Note: Photos available upon request from katelyn@mnpork.com.

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.

Baack, Baer, and Schell Elected to MPPA Executive Board

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2019 Minnesota Pork Producers Association Board:
Front, Left to Right: Amon Baer, Craig Mensink, Greg Boerboom, Shelly Schell, and Daryl Timmerman. Back: Terry Wolters, Vincent Baack, John Anderson, Adam Barka, Ben Johnson, and Jim Compart.

Vincent Baack of Jackson, Amon Baer of Lake Park, and Shelly Schell of Altura were elected to the Minnesota Pork Producers Association (MPPA) during their Annual Meeting held on Monday, February 4 at the Hilton Minneapolis in conjunction with Minnesota Pork Congress.

Jay Moore of Jackson, Lori Stevermer of Easton, and Pat Thome of Adams retired from the nine-member board.

“The Minnesota Pork Producers Association executive board represents the diversity of Minnesota’s pork industry,” says Boerboom. “Board members represent farms of all sizes and styles in Minnesota. These leaders bring a broad base of expertise as well. We’re looking forward to getting to work 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.

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

Other board members include Daryl Timmerman, North Mankato; John Anderson, St. Cloud, and Ben Johnson, Rochester. In addition, Minnesota representatives serving on the National Pork Producers Council board include Jim Compart of Nicollet and Terry Wolters from Pipestone.

Minnesota Pork Producers Association Annual Meeting Agenda

Minnesota Pork Producers Association Annual Meeting 

January 15, 2018

1:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Minneapolis Hilton- Symphony III

1001 S. Marquette Ave,

Minneapolis Minnesota 

AGENDA
I. Call to Order – Jay Moore -MPPA president
II. Introductions- MPPA Executive Board, National Pork Producers Council Board Members, MPPA Staff
III. Review of Annual Meeting Procedures, Rules of Debate- Bruce Kleven- MPPA Annual Meeting Counsel
IV. Approval of 2017 Annual Meeting Minutes – Lori Stevermer MPPA secretary
V. Election of 2018 MPPA Executive Board
VI. MPPA Financial Report and Program Review – David Preisler- MPPA chief executive officer
VII. Guest Speaker: Ken Maschhoff, National Pork Producers Council, President 
VIII. 2018 MPPA State Legislative Goals and Outlook –MPPA By-Law Amendment
IX. 2018 Resolutions, Discussion and Action- Greg Boerboom- chair of the Public Affairs committee
X. Election Results for 2018 MPPA Executive Board
XI. Announcements

Guest Speaker: Ken Maschhoff, is chairman of Maschhoff Family Foods, which owns The Maschhoffs LLC, one of the largest pork production companies in the world. A fifth-generation farmer, Maschhoff currently serves as president for the National Pork Producers Council. Ken and his wife Julie have four children, and they reside on the family farm in Southern Illinois.

MPB Annual Meeting 10:30: – 1:00 p.m – MPPA members are encouraged to attend the Minnesota Pork Board (Pork Checkoff) annual meeting prior the MPPA Meeting.

MPPA Elections held, Timmerman joins board

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Daryl Timmerman of Mankato was elected to the Minnesota Pork Producers Association (MPPA) during their Annual Meeting held on Monday, January 16 at the Minneapolis Hilton in conjunction with the 50th Minnesota Pork Congress.

Adam Barka of Sleepy Eye and David Mensink from Preston were re-elected to the MPPA board for another term.  Timmerman will fill the seat left open by Nate Brown of Ceylon, who retired after six years of service.

“I grew up on a pig farm and I know how rewarding it is to raise healthy animals that provide wholesome, safe food for families across the country,” Timmerman says. “For the past 10 years, I have had the privilege to work as a lender with families, just like my own. It was my deep roots in the swine industry and the needs I see as a lender that motivated me to pursue a seat on the MPPA Board. ”

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.

“I look forward to using my direct connection with pig farmers, to best inform policy makers about the noble work pig farmers do,” Timmerman says. “Pig farmers are incredible stewards of their resources and we all benefit from how our local economies are stimulated while they feed the world. It’s an honor to be elected and I’m excited to serve Minnesota’s pig farmers in a new way.”

Jay Moore of Jackson will serve MPPA as president for a second year. Greg Boerboom of Marshall will continue serving as vice president and Lori Stevermer of Easton, was elected as secretary.

Other board members include Adam Barka, Sleepy Eye; Paul FitzSimmons, Mapleton; Kevin Hugoson, Granada; David Mensink, Preston, and Pat Thome, Adams. In addition, Minnesota representatives serving on the National Pork Producers Council board include James Compart of Nicollet and Terry Wolters from Pipestone.