The National Pork Producers Council elected new officers and members to its board of directors.
Ken Maschhoff, a pork producer from Carlyle, Ill., was elected president. Maschhoff is chairman of Maschhoff Family Foods and co-owner and chairman of The Maschhoffs.
Jim Heimerl, of Johnstown, Ohio, was elevated to president-elect. Heimerl runs three farrow-to-finish farms in Ohio and 80 contract finishing farms in several states. Heimerl Farms LTD also consists of crops and cattle, as well as a trucking division and feed mill.
David Herring, of Lillington, N.C., was chosen as vice president. He is vice president of Hog Slat Inc., a pork industry equipment company, and is involved with his family’s TDM Farms.
“In Ken, Jim and David we have great leadership at the helm of NPPC, and the pork industry has some thoughtful leaders and innovators,” said NPPC CEO Neil Dierks. “And the addition of Scott to the NPPC board gives us a good young leader who will help take the industry into the future.”