Our Mission is to

Promote & Educate to Ensure a Socially Responsible & Profitable NC Pork Industry

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the respected voice of North Carolina’s pork industry.

The NC Pork Council seeks to provide meaningful leadership for the state’s dynamic pork industry through public policy and advocacy efforts, as well as consumer information programs and services.

Our Values

As industry leaders, we strive to uphold values committed to people, pigs, and the planet.

  • We produce safe and nutrient-rich food.
  • We protect and promote animal well-being.
  • We safeguard natural resources.
  • We defend public health.
  • We provide a safe work environment in line with our ethical standards.
  • We contribute to a better quality of life in our communities.

NC Pork Council Goals

Ensure Sound Public Policy

We build relationships and actively advocate for public policies that benefit the pork industry.

Enhance Industry Image

We develop and implement communications strategies to successfully advance our mission.

Increase Education

We create educational programs, both internally (producers, members) and externally (public), to satisfy our mission.

Strive for Excellence

We maintain an organizational structure, staff, and board of directors to effectively serve the needs and interests of our stakeholders

Our History

NC Pork Council is the oldest state pork producer organization in the nation that has operated under a mandatory checkoff funding system since its inception. Originally created as the North Carolina Swine Industry Association, the NC Pork Council was chartered in 1962 as a North Carolina non-profit corporation.

Committed to People, Pigs, & the Planet