Kendrick brings 20+ years of experience from N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

RALEIGH – The N.C. Pork Council announced today that it has hired Jennifer Kendrick as manager of communications and outreach, effective March 13. Kendrick has more than 20 years of experience working in communications and public affairs at the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in Raleigh.

“Jen has the perfect combination of agricultural experience and communications expertise to promote North Carolina’s pork industry,” said Andy Curliss, CEO of the N.C. Pork Council. “She has spent her entire career in the agriculture field. That experience has provided Jen with a true appreciation for North Carolina agriculture and a depth of communications and marketing experience that will serve our industry well.”

Kendrick, a graduate of Campbell University, joined the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in 1996. She currently serves as an information and communications specialist, developing content and working closely with the media to promote North Carolina agriculture and the N.C. State Fair.

“The pork industry is such an important part of North Carolina’s agricultural community. I’m looking forward to sharing stories about the hard-working people in this industry and their commitment to raising healthy animals and delivering quality pork products to families across the country and around the world,” Kendrick said.

About the N.C. Pork Council

The N.C. Pork Council supports and promotes the state’s pork industry. North Carolina is the nation’s second leading pork producer, with more than 2,100 permitted hog farms that raise 8.8 million hogs annually. Pork is one of the North Carolina’s largest and most important agricultural industries, contributing $11 billion a year to the state’s economy. Learn more at

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