WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Mercer County farmer was named to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) advisory board today. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) wrote a letter nominating Carl Link, from Fort Recovery, to serve on the National Pork Board. Link will serve a three-year term on the 15-member board.
“Mr. Link’s leadership and expertise will make him a great addition to the National Pork Board,” Brown said. “As one of the largest pork producing states in the U.S., Ohio’s representation on the board is critical to the pork producers throughout our state.”
Link currently oversees the management of pigs at Cooper farms in Mercer County while serving on the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s concentrated animal feeding operation permitting program. He is also an active member of the Ohio Pork Producers Council, a National Pork Act Delegate, and is involved with the Ohio Farm Bureau, National Turkey Federation, United Egg Producers, and the Ohio Turkey Marketing Board.
Established under the Pork Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act of 1985, National Pork Board develops budgets and awards contracts to carry out a coordinated program designed to strengthen the position of pork in the marketplace.