2019 Minnesota Pork Board Executive Board Members
*National Pork Board
The Minnesota Pork Board executive board oversees the investment of pork checkoff dollars on behalf of Minnesota’s 3,000 family pig farmers. Checkoff dollars are used to make progress in the areas of research, promotion, and education. The USDA oversees checkoff investments ensuring checkoff dollars are not used to influence public policy. With board direction, Minnesota Pork Staff work to create and implement programs that meet the needs of Minnesota’s pig farmers and build opportunity for future success of the Minnesota pork industry.
While the Minnesota Pork Board receives a portion of total checkoff revenue from the sale of market pigs raised in Minnesota, the majority stays with the National Pork Board. Currently, Patrick FitzSimmons represents Minnesota on the National Pork Board’s board of directors. Click here to learn more about the National Pork Board.