Arhart elected to serve as SD Pork Producers Council’s president for a second term

SIOUX FALLS – The South Dakota Pork Producers Council (SDPPC) elected Andrew Arhart, a pork producer from Alpena, to serve as president for a second term.
“I am excited to serve my second term as a president of the South Dakota Pork Producers Council. I am ready to take on the challenges that might arise for our group of producer’s,” said Arhart.
“We have many exciting opportunities ahead of us in the South Dakota pork industry and I am looking forward to working with all the dedicated pork producers that are committed to the swine industry in this state.”
Arhart is a 1995 graduate of Dakota Wesleyan University with a degree in accounting and ag-business.  After graduation, he joined the family farm and also worked as a commodity broker and grain merchandiser, before transitioning to the farm full-time in 2004.
Currently, Andrew and his wife, Melissa, manage Arhart Farms, Inc., along with his brother, Jonathan, his wife, Joy, and parents, LaVerne and Judy.  The farms consist of a 3,600 head hog finishing facility, 800 head beef feedlot, 250 head cow-calf operation and 1,200 acres of cropland.
The board also elected Lester Moeller of St. Lawrence as first vice president; Ryan Storm of Mt. Vernon as second vice president; Rod Foster of Garden City, Matt Storm of Mount Vernon, Ray Epp of Yankton, Craig Anderson of Centerville, Clarence Wurtz and Hannah Walkes of Pipestone Vet Clinic were elected to the executive board.
For nutritional information and pork recipes or for information about modern pork production, please visit www.sdpork.org.

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