06-07-17 Inside the BARN with Newly-elected National Pork Board Treasurer Brett Kaysen of CO…

Inside the BARN with Newly-elected National Pork Board Treasurer Brett Kaysen of CO…

(The BARN – Briggsdale, CO) June 7, 2017 – Terry O’Neel, pork producer from Friend, Nebraska, was elected as president of the National Pork Board at the organization’s June board meeting in Des Moines, Iowa, during the 2017 World Pork Expo.  Serving with O’Neel on the executive officer team of the Pork Checkoff is vice president Steve Rommereim, pork producer from Alcester, South Dakota, and, as treasurer, Brett Kaysen, pig farmer from Nunn, Colorado. Not too forget, Jan Archer, pork producer from Goldsboro, North Carolina, will serve as immediate past president.

Joining the BARN to talk about his position as Treasurer is Nunn, CO’s Dr Brett Kaysen…

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The National Pork Board has responsibility for Checkoff-funded research, promotion and consumer information projects and for communicating with pork producers and the public. Through a legislative national Pork Checkoff, pork producers invest $0.40 for each $100 value of hogs sold. Importers of pork products contribute a like amount, based on a formula. The Pork Checkoff funds national and state programs in advertising, consumer information, retail and foodservice marketing, export market promotion, production improvement, science and technology, swine health, pork safety and sustainability and environmental management. For information on Checkoff-funded programs, pork producers can call the Pork Checkoff Service Center at (800) 456-7675 or check the Internet at pork.org.