Human Capital Committee

2017 Pork Ambassador Competition

The Human Capital Committee creates programs and resources for pork producers, employees, educators and future pork producers/industry leaders. Some of the programs guided by this committee:

  • Swine Training Program
  • Pork Ambassador Activities
  • Youth in Agriculture Conference
  • PQA Plus and TQA Training
  • Resource and Material Development
  • Educational Seminars
  • Scholarship and Grant Programs

Promotion and Image Committee

HyVee Meet A Farmer
Pork Promotion at Hyvee
The Promotion and Image Committee guides advertising, marketing, and outreach to enhance the image of hog farmers and to create pork demand. Efforts are focused on consumers, decision-makers, and youth. Some of the programs guided by this committee:
  • Agricultural Literacy Materials
  • Ag In The Classroom
  • Consumer Pork Promotions
  • Nutritional Education
  • Pork Cooking Education
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • State Fair Booths and Activities
  • Producer Communication

Research Committee

Environmental Research
The Research and University Outreach Committee oversees research project selection, research funding and building relationships with academic and research institutions. Functions of this committee include:
  • Establish research priorities based on the needs expressed by Minnesota hog farmers
  • Review, select and fund research proposals
  • Meet with leaders, faculty and other decision-makers at research and academic institutions

Pork Congress Committee

Pork Congress Trade Show
Pork Congress Trade Show
The Pork Congress Committee guides the purpose and direction of activities and policies related to the annual Pork Congress trade show. Functions of this committee:
  • Site Selection
  • Set Tradeshow Exhibit Fees
  • Help Develop Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Offer Input on Educational Seminar Topics

Public Affairs Committee

Meeting elected officials

(Only MPPA members are eligible to serve on the committee)

The Public Affairs Committee creates membership plans and structure, develops public policy and acts upon legislative issues. This committee does NOT utilize mandatory Pork Checkoff dollars. Activities advised by this committee:
  • Legislative Action Days at the State Capitol
  • Legislative Delegations to Washington, D.C.
  • Resolutions for Consideration at Annual MPPA Business Meeting
  • Interface with State Agency Staff
  • Inform and Educate the Public, Elected Officials and their Staff Members on Issues Relevant to Raising Hogs

How to get Involved?