TPPA Annual Meeting set for Jan. 6

Dec 30, 2019


All Tennessee pork producers who pay into the Pork Checkoff are stakeholders in the TN Pork Producers Association (TPPA) and are encouraged to attend the TPPA Annual Meeting on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, in Murfreesboro.

Activities begin with a Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) training from 10 a.m. to noon at Middle Tennessee State University’s Stark Ag Building. Dr. Stephen Herring with the National Pork Board will lead this training. There is no cost to attend.

The TPPA annual meeting and other afternoon events will take place at the Embassy Suites, located at 1200 Conference Center Boulevard in Murfreesboro. The Farm Animal Care Coalition of TN (FACCT) will meet from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m., during which time new FACCT Executive Director Julie Giles will give an update on the organization’s activities. From 4:00 to 4:45 p.m., Dr. Samantha Beaty, recently named State Veterinarian, will provide an update on livestock neglect/abuse situations in Tennessee. The day wraps up with the Taste of Elegance Chefs’ Competition and Bid for Pork Auction.

The TPPA meeting allows a time to discuss programs for the coming year and elect committee members and officers for the TPPA Executive Committee. Pork producers interested in serving as a candidate for the Executive Committee should contact the TPPA office at 615-274-6533 or email porkpromotn@tds.net.

As part of the annual TPPA activities, the State Junior Hog Show will take place Jan. 7-9, 2020, at MTSU’s Tennessee Livestock Center. In 2019, the show attracted 358 exhibitors showing over 750 hogs.
 
 

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