COLUMBUS, Ohio. — United Producers, Inc. (UPI), the Midwest’s largest livestock marketing cooperative, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jon White. White will serve as the company’s relationship and strategy officer for its Advanced Hog Marketing initiatives.
In his new role, White will be responsible for maintaining the highest standard of quality, growth, and profitability for UPI swine programs. White will work directly with UPI members, customers, and industry leaders to maximize swine initiatives and develop new opportunities for members.
White is a graduate of Michigan State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. His career includes a diversity of experiences in the swine industry, including farm ownership and operations and most recently serving as the assistant director for Kalmbach Swine Management in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
“Jon has a great deal of first-hand knowledge and experience in the swine industry that will be beneficial to UPI’s members,” said Mike Bumgarner, UPI president & CEO. “He has an exceptional mix of communication, collaboration and technical skills that make him a great fit for this role. I’m excited to see his contributions and growth for our Advanced Hog Marketing initiatives.”
Beyond his professional roles, White is heavily involved in the agricultural world. He has served as vice president for the Cass County Farm Bureau (Mich.), chairman of the Livestock and Poultry Advisory Committee for the Michigan Farm Bureau, chairman of the Swine Committee for the National Commodity Summit (Ark.), and numerous other involvements in his community and related industries.
UPI serves 30,000 members in Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Tennessee, handling approximately 2.5 million head of livestock per year. UPI also offers risk management services, including marketing agreements and brokerage services; and offers competitive credit services for agricultural, farm machinery and livestock financing. For more information, visitwww.uproducers.com or follow United Producers, Inc. on Facebook.
— United Producers, Inc.