Howard AV Roth of Wauzeka, WI, was elevated to president-elect of the National Pork Producers Council at the organization’s annual meeting – the National Pork Industry Forum – held March 7-8 in Orlando, Fla. Roth will serve with David Herring of Lillington, N.C., who took over as NPPC president, and with Jen Sorenson, with Iowa Select Farms, who was elected NPPC vice president. As the owner of Roth Feeder Pig, Inc., Roth, a fifth-generation farmer, manages a 3,000 head farrow-to-wean operation and grows more than 800 acres of corn and soybeans. Roth previously served as president of the Wisconsin Pork Producers Association and currently serves as chairman of the organization’s Swine Health Committee. For the past seven years, Roth has served on the NPPC board of directors. The agricultural business major attended the University of Wisconsin – Platteville from 1994-1998. A member of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau, Roth formerly chaired the Wauzeka Township Smart Growth Committee.
Getting up at 2 in the morning might shock some of her listeners, but for Pam Jahnke, it’s part of the business. Born in Northeastern Wisconsin, Pam Jahnke grew up in agriculture. Raised on her family’s 200-acre dairy farm, she learned the “farm work ethic” first hand.