LINCOLN — Nebraska’s Pork industry gathered at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center in Lincoln for their Annual Meeting to address industry issues, recognize the Outstanding Pork Service Award winners, Allied Members and elect new directors and officers.
Russ Vering with Central Plains Milling in Howells was re-elected President for the Association. Darin Uhlir of St. Paul will serve as 1st Vice President, Tim Chancellor of Broken Bow assumed the position of 2nd Vice President, and Kevin Peterson of Osceola was elected to fill the 3rd Vice President position. Elected to his first two-year term as Director is Paul Segner of Friend. Alan Stephens of Elkhorn and Alesha Meyer of Diller were elected as alternate directors.
John Csukker and Michael Luckey of Columbus, Stuart Spader of Waco, Darin Uhlir of St. Paul and Aaron Reichmuth of Humphrey were elected to serve another two-year term on the Board of Directors. Retiring from the Board of Directors was Aaron Kavan of York.
The Annual Meeting began with Progress and Promise in the Pork Industry, a panel discussion on expanding the pork industry in Nebraska. Mike Brumm of Brumm Swine Consultancy located in Mankato, Minnesota enlightened the audience with past, present and future trends in our industry with a list of Brummism’s. Bill Davis, Senior Director for Congressional Relations with the National Pork Producers Council shared issues, atmosphere, and developments from our Nation’s Capital. A panel of Human Resource and Recruitment professionals reflected on employee hiring and retention practices.
NPPA President Russ Vering recognized more than sixty industry Allied Members. He thanked them for their financial support that allows NPPA to do continuing education, provide leadership opportunities, assist with special projects and also for sharing their time and expertise.
— Nebraska Pork Producers Association
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