Register now for the 2018 Pork Conference
Registration is now available for the 2018 NC Pork Annual Conference, March 7 & 8 at the beautiful, new StateView Hotel in Raleigh! The conference is free and the only cost is $10 for the awards lunch at noon. Visit our website for more information .

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Contact Jen Kendrick for more information.

The annual members-only PAC fundraiser, the Bacon Bash , will take place Wednesday, March 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the StateView.
NC Pork News
The NC Pork Council will be at the Southern Farm Show from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 in Tent 2 on the Midway of the N.C. State Fairgrounds.

Be sure to stop by and visit us. We have a cool gift for anyone who stops by and verifies their membership information or becomes a new member!
Nominations are due Friday, Jan. 19, for annual awards to recognize excellence in our industry. The lineup includes three new awards that aim to recognize young leaders, industry employees and industry innovation. For criteria and an application, click on the name of the award below:
  1. Hall of Fame
  2. Outstanding Pork Producer of the Year
  3. Emerging Leader Award - NEW
  4. Lois G. Britt Service Award
  5. Award for Excellence in Innovation - NEW
  6. W.W. Shay Award for Industry Distinction - NEW
Recent headlines on the Beyond Bacon Blog
N.C. State economist Mike Walden recently wrote about the “Big Five,” distinct and transformative industry sectors that are the drivers of our state’s economy. ...
The outside thermometer read 12 degrees at 6 a.m. today. Cold, especially this level of bitter cold is more than miserable, it’s dangerous. Fortunately for our pigs, they have no idea how cold it is outside....
The stirrings of today’s North Carolina Pork Council date to a century ago with the many efforts following World War I to support agricultural innovation and expansion — including fostering a commercial pork industry in North Carolina. ...
Be Counted!

The Census of Agriculture was mailed out last month and it's important that you take the time to be counted accurately. The resulting data are used by farmers, ranchers, trade associations, researchers, policymakers, and many others to help make decisions in community planning, farm assistance programs, technology development, farm advocacy, agribusiness setup, rural development, and more.
From an industry standpoint, the Census of Agriculture is the basis of economic research that shows that the N.C. swine industry is an important economic driver, creating $3 billion in annual income, $8 billion in annual sales and supporting 46,000 full-time jobs.

Connect with @NCPork on our social channels
Share your pork pride using #NCPorkProud