We know you have a choice when it comes to feeding your family and friends. We thank you for choosing pork!
Who We Are
The Pennsylvania Pork Producers Council (PPPC) is a non-profit organization that represents all pork producers who produce hogs in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and comply with the mandatory pork checkoff, pursuant to the Pork Act (Pork Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act of 1985.)
What We Do
The Pennsylvania Pork Producers Council represents and advocates on behalf of the state’s hog farmers and encourages consumers to “Think Pork”. Through the utilization of funding received by the national Pork Checkoff, the PPPC provides consumers with information about the nutritional value, versatility and preparation of Pork. Additionally, the Council provides education and resources to assist producers in providing a safe and wholesome pork product while upholding their commitment to animal well-being, the environment and their communities.
How Do We Do It?
The PPPC administers programs for the purpose of promotion, consumer and producer education and research from funding provided by the National Pork Board and the Pork Checkoff. Funding allocations and decisions are made the PPPC Board of Directors, a group of 27 producers and allied industry/representatives. The Board meets 10 times per year to address funding requests and establish direction and purpose of promotion and education activities. The daily management of the Board and Council is handled by an Executive Director, who serves as the primary contact for organization.
How do I become a Member?
There is no formal membership or dues required to be a part of the PPPC. If you are directly involved in the production of porcine animals and remit checkoff funds to the NPB or are representative of another individual, partnership, corporation or firm who does remit check-off funds to the NPB, then you are automatically a member of the Pennsylvania Pork Producers Council. Additionally, any individual, partnership, corporation or firm who works in a supporting role of the pork industry is considered an associate member of the Council.
How do I become active in the PPPC?
If you are interested in participating in activities of the PPPC, please contact Jessica Darr 717-651-5926 firstname.lastname@example.org.