Wisconsin Pork Association has four committees that help the Board of Directors implement programs of the organization. Getting involved with these committees gives members the opportunity to network, incorporate new programs and strategies within WPA, problem solve, promote the swine industry, and take advantage of educational opportunities.
The Promotion and Events Committee helps coordinate programs, activities, and events to share information about pork products and pig farming in Wisconsin. Members of the committee mainly focus their efforts on the Pork Schoppe, grilling and pork promotion events, and teacher and health professional outreach/education.
The Producer Outreach Committee handles the decisions and execution of many producer programs including SHIP, SIP, Pork Cares Sustainability. This group also helps coordinate producer education programs, membership efforts, legislative events, and works to address any producer concerns or questions.
The Youth Committee focuses on providing resources and programs to encourage youth interest in the swine industry. Members of the committee handle youth scholarships and sponsorships, develop and oversee new youth activities and event opportunities, and help make decisions regarding the internship program.
Members of the Swine Health Committee review health trends and current or potential disease threats to pigs in the state. The committee helps producers communicate on swine health issues. The committee works closely with veterinarians in the state, DATCP, and National Pork Board swine veterinarians.