TPPA Annual Meeting is Jan. 11

Dec 20, 2023

The annual Tennessee Pork Producers (TPPA) Annual Meeting will be held Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024, in the Made in Tennessee Building at the Wilson County/Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Lebanon. The fairgrounds are located at 945 E. Baddour Pkwy, and the meeting will begin at 3 p.m.

The Taste of Elegance Chefs’ Competition & Bid for Pork Auction will follow. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m., in the same building.

The Farm Animal Care Coalition of Tennessee (FACCT) Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with the TPPA Annual Meeting. 

“The new location provides a larger venue to accommodate more of our Middle Tennessee chef representatives,” says TPPA Executive Vice President Phyllis Ferguson. “We look forward to great pork entrées and promoting the pork industry at this annual event.”

A highlight of the meeting will be a demonstration by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)Beagle Brigade at 4 p.m. These hardworking canines and their handlers are playing a vital role in national security as they screen passengers and cargo to prevent the introduction of harmful plant pests and foreign animal diseases from entering the U.S. The detector dogs are trained at the USDA National Detector Dogs Training Center near Atlanta, Georgia. The beagle will be available for photos following the demonstration.

TPPA is also debuting a new logo at the meeting. It is pictured above.

“We look forward to people identifying with Tennessee’s pork industry when seeing the TriStar and the swine image,” says Ferguson.

For more information, contact Ferguson at 931-239-5568 or via email at

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