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USDA appoints 158 to National Pork Producers Delegate Body

The USDA has announced the appointment of 158 delegates, including 153 producers and five importers, to the 2024 National Pork Producers Delegate Body.

Members appointed to serve one-year terms are:

  • Alabama: Daniel Tubbs, Oakman; and Sammie Lee Stone, Bessemer.
  • Alaska: Patricia Worrell, Wasilla; and Richard Worrell, Wasilla.
  • Arizona: Bruce Lawler, Lakeside; and Brad Tate, Taylor.
  • Arkansas: Pat Pollack, Russellville; and Richard Gray, Dardanelle.
  • California: Morgan Wonderly, Arroyo Grande; and Shelby N. Sopocy, Sacramento.
  • Colorado: Jeff M. Ovalle, Yuma;, and Andrea Anderson, Wray.
  • Connecticut: Hazel Secchiaroli, Waterford; and Jonathan Secchiaroli, Waterford.
  • Delaware: John Tigner, Hartly; and Henry C. Johnson IV, Selbyville.
  • Florida: Tommy Crawford, Lake Butler; and Kyle Mendes, Lake Butler.
  • Georgia: Dania DeVane, Cuthbert; and Mark Clemmer, Broxton.
  • Idaho: Brad Thornton, Kuna; and Wade Hanson, Melba.
  • Illinois: Chad Leman, Secor; Cheryl L. Walsh, Princeville; Thomas Titus, Elkhart; Josh Maschhoff, Nashville; Pamela Janssen, Minonk; and Jason Propst, Toledo.
  • Indiana: James L. Erickson, North Manchester; Tyler Fledderman, West Lafayette; Mark Legan, Coatesville; Nick Maple, Amboy; Todd Rodibaugh, Carmel; and Tanner Smith, Hillsdale.
  • Iowa: Dennis C. Liljedahl, Essex; Linda Schroeder, Remsen; Trisha Cook, Winthrop; Gregg Hora, Fort Dodge; Erin Brenneman, Wellman; Joel Van Gilst, Oskaloosa; Aaron Juergens, Carroll; David Moody, Collins; Jamie Schmidt, Garner; Timothy J. Schmidt, Hawarden; Trent Thiele, Elma; Dean Frazer, Conrad; Aaron Cook, Winthrop; Dale Gerard Reicks, New Hampton; Greg Lear, Spencer; Mark Meirick, Protivin; Tom Paustian, Walcott; Bill Tentinger, Le Mars; Kevin Rasmussen, Goldfield; Haley Kerr, Burlington; Steven Kerns, Clearfield; Tim Bierman, Larrabee; Clark Wikner, McGregor; Jen Sorenson, Ankeny; Rod Leman, Iowa City; Ben Schmaling, Prescott; Ken Ries, Ryan; Ryan Pudenz, Ames; Todd E. Wilson, LuVerne; and Leon C. Sheets, Ionia.
  • Kansas: Chad Groves, Overland Park; David Hartter, Sabetha; Scott Pfortmiller, Saint John; and Michael Springer, Neodesha.
  • Kentucky: Michael Williford, Clinton; and Annie Tolle, Shelbyville.
  • Louisiana: Brady C. Rutledge, Iowa.
  • Maine: Brittany Hemond, Minot; and Michael Hemond, Minot.
  • Maryland: Michael Stoner, Taneytown; and Thomas K. Gannon, Centreville.
  • Michigan: Andy White, Jones; Joseph Dykhuis, Holland; and Jarred Lorenz, Kalamazoo.
  • Minnesota: Bradley L. Hennen, Ghent; Amber Portner, New Ulm; Mike Boerboom, Marshall; Brian Schwartz, Sleepy Eye; Todd Selvik, Waseca; Vincent Baack, North Mankato; Chris Compart, Nicollet; Abbie Redalen, Chatfield; Myrna Welter, Stewartville; Roger Punt, Prinsburg; and John Anderson, Belgrade.
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