The Colorado Pork Producers Council met Jan. 21 to elect new board of director officers and Pork Act delegates for the 2018 Pork Forum.

The Colorado Pork Producers Council met Jan. 21 to elect new board of director officers and Pork Act delegates for the 2018 Pork Forum.

The new state officers, which will serve for the next two years, are President Roc Rutledge, Vice President Kep Proctor, and Treasurer Chad Franke.

Rutledge, along with his family, farm a diversified farming operation in Yuma, Colorado, and raise contract hogs for Smithfield Hog Production. He lives in Yuma with his wife Mellani and is expecting twins in April.

Proctor, a native of Rocky Ford, Colorado, is employed by Mountain Prairie LLC, a division of Hormel Hog Production, in Las Animas. He has held several positions within the organization and is most recently serving as farm manager and support services manager. Proctor and his wife, Amy, live in Rocky Ford with their son Jake.

Chad Franke lives in Roggen, Colorado, and is active as vice president of the Colorado Rocky Mountain Farmers Union. He and his family raise custom fed Berkshire hogs for niche markets within Colorado. Chad and his wife Carolyn have two kids who are active in the hog operation.

During the meeting 2018 Pork Act delegates were also elected. Delegates and alternate delegates for the Pork Forum in March of 2018 include Tyler Hodgson, JBS Pork; J.B. Chapman, Legacy Genetics; Kep Proctor, Mountain Prairie LLC; and Roc Rutledge, Triple R Farms.

For more information on Colorado Pork Producers Council and pork production in Colorado, contact Joyce Kelly, Executive Director at jkelly@copork.org or call (970) 356-4964.