CO Pork Producers Council
The Colorado Pork Producers Council will gather in person for their annual meeting the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began.
The Council plans to hold its 2021 annual meeting at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Brush on February 22nd.
Executive Director Joyce Kelly says agenda items include the election of new board members, updates from the U.S. Meat Export Federation, the National Pork Board, and the National Pork Producers Council.
Members will continue to discuss ways to promote what Kelly calls, “pork’s environmental story.”
Kelly; “The impacts that we have made on the environment. That we really are helping the environment. People don’t realize that over the last 50 years we have reduced our carbon footprint by 7.7%. That doesn’t sound alike but when you look at it it’s huge. We have double the amount of pork being produced from 12 billion pounds to 24 billion pounds using 76% less land, 25% less water, and 7% less energy. We’re proud of the fact that US pork producers are really leaders in environmental stewardship and that’s the message we want to give to America as we move into a new administration and a new year in agriculture.
The group will also hold an election of pork producer delegate candidates for the 2022 National Pork Producers Delegate Body. All eligible producers, those who have paid all assessments due, are invited to attend.