Tentinger to pass IPPA gavel Tuesday

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) will host its 2013 annual meeting on Tuesday, in Des Moines.

More than 100 producer/delegates from around the state will receive annual survey results, hear IPPA committee and national reports and special presentations, according to a press release.

IPPA producer/delegates will meet at 10 a.m. at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center.

Outgoing IPPA President Bill Tentinger, of Le Mars, will deliver the state of the association address.

Delegates also will consider six resolutions during the meeting submitted by the IPPA Board of Directors, IPPA past presidents and county pork organizations.

The resolutions address the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, animal well-being audits, labor availability, packing plant unloading practices and the school lunch program.

IPPA also will recognize outstanding county and individual efforts in promotion and education during the awards luncheon.

The annual meeting will conclude with the passing of the gavel from Tentinger to 2013 IPPA President Greg Lear, a producer from Spencer.

Sterling Schnepf, of Granville, will end her reign as 2012 Pork Princess.

Kimberly Schroeder, of Remsen, is one of 17 young people vying for 2013 state pork princess.