Mission: Agricultural organization administering the pork checkoff program and, separately, a voluntary checkoff program supported by montana producers
Programs: In 2016, outreach in the area of consumer information included magazine advertising in western state region; sponsorship of one teacher convention; disbursement of recipes at women's expo, sponsorship of 3 bbq competitions, and baconfest. Materials about pork distributed throughout the year.
producer technology and education supplies key information to farms regarding subjects impacting their industry. This includes seminars, certifications & outreach. Yearly, we hold an october seminar & january meeting with attendance representing 95% of the pigs produced in the state.
resource development includes communication with producers & consumers, boards & committee costs and annual meeting. Through this category, mppc is able to provide daily outreach with consumers, retailers, meat processors, allied industry, producers & input suppliers. The group also includes the animal health community, including state & veterinary services.