01-31-17 Colorado Pork Producers elect new officers

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Colorado Pork Producers elect new officers

The Colorado Pork Producers Council met Jan 21 to elect new board of director officers and Pork Act Delegates for the 2018 Pork Forum.

The new state officers, which will serve for the next two years, are President Roc Rutledge, Vice President Kep Proctor, and Treasurer Chad Franke.

Rutledge, along with his family, farm a diversified farming operation in Yuma, Colorado and raise contract hogs for Smithfield Hog Production.  He lives in Yuma with his wife Mellani and is expecting twins in April.

Proctor, a native of Rocky Ford, Colorado, is employed by Mountain Prarie LLC, a division of Hormel Hog Production, in Los Animas.  He has held several positions within the organization  and is  most recently serving as farm manager and support services manager.  Proctor and his wife Amy live in Rocky Ford with their son Jake.

Chad Franke lives in Roggen, Colorado and is active as vice president of the Colorado Rocky Mountain Farmers Union.  He and his family raise custom fed Berkshire hogs for niche markets within Colorado.  Chad and his wife Carolyn have 2 kids who are active in the hog operation.

During the meeting 2018 Pork Act delegates were also elected.  Delegates and alternate delegates for the Pork Forum in March of 2018 include Tyler Hodgson, JBS Pork; J.B. Chapman, Legacy Genetics; Kep Proctor, Mountain Prairie, LLC; and Roc Rutledge, Triple R Farms.

For more information on Colorado Pork Producers Council and pork production in  Colorado, contact Joyce Kelly, Executive Director at jkelly@copork.org or call (970) 356-4964.