The mission of the South Carolina Pork Board is to make pork the meat of choice. The National Pork Act mandates that checkoff dollars be used for Promotions, Consumer Information, Education and Research. Pork “The Other White Meat” is one of the most recognized and powerful slogans in the US with 86% consumer recognition. Additional investments of producer checkoff funds are being made to identify solutions for odor and environmental problems that are economically viable at the farm level. Cooperative efforts with educators, extension personnel, researchers, and allied industry are made to deliver the information needed for efficient production and marketing pork. It is essential for the pork industry to keep producers aware of the many resources that are available for them to continue to be efficient, responsible and profitable.

Why pork?

Check Your Fat Savvy

Pork Makes Lean Living Easier Than Ever

Links:

National Pork Producers Council

National Pork Board


South Carolina Pork Board Members

Name:  Steven Neal Baxley, Jr
Address:  1625 Troy Atkinson Rd., Mullins, SC 29571
County:  Marion
Pee Dee District 3
Email:  baxleyfarmsllc@bellsouth.net
Telephone:  (W) 843-423-5627, (H) 843-431-9896, (C) 843-431-8878, (F) 843-423-7543
Term Exp: 8-31-2017


Name:  David O. Haltiwanger
Address:  417 Island Ford Rd., Silverstreet, SC 29145
County:  Newberry
Piedmont District 1
Telephone:  (H) 803-276-8002, (C) 803-940-0107
Term Exp: 8-31-2017


Name:  Mark Anthony McLeod
Farm Name: A&J Farms
Address:  3605 Cody Rd. Pinewood, SC 29125
County:  Sumter
Pee Dee District 3
Email:  bcmcleod@yahoo.com or bgmcleod2000@yahoo.com
Telephone:  (W&H) 803-452-6603 (C) 803-934-6837
Term Exp: 8-31-2018


Name:  Rhett Coleman
Address:  1135 Bayridge Dr. Dillon, SC 29536
County:  Dillon
Pee Dee District 3
Email:  may20babe@aol.com or rscoleman35@aol.com
Telephone:  (H) 843-774-9820, (C) 843-845-7965
Term Exp: 8-31-2018


Name:  Frank Strickland
Address:  6798 Pig Lane, Nichols, SC 29581
County:  Marion
Pee Dee District 3
Email:  wmstrickland1@bellsouth.net
Telephone:  (H) 843-423-4277, (W) 843-423-2780, (C) 843-617-8652, (F) 843-423-0701
Term Exp: 8-31-2017


Name:  Lisa T. Ruff – CHAIRMAN
Farm Name: Sal-ru Farms
Address:  199 Hunter’s Ln. Saluda, SC 29138
County:  Saluda
Savannah Valley District 2
Email:  lruff1230@gmail.com
Telephone:  (W&H) 864-445-8651, (C) 864-993-1980
Term Exp: 8-31-2017


Name:  Richard Carson
Address:  696 Lone Star Rd. Cameron, SC 29030
County:  Calhoun
Savannah Valley District 2
Email:  richardcarson65@gmail.com
Telephone:  (H) 803-826-6362, (W) 803-897-2146, (C) 803-664-4115, (F) 803-897-3472
Term Exp: 8-31-2018


Name:  Richard Howard Rentz, Jr.
Address:  5939 Farrells Rd. Branchville, SC 29432
County:  Orangeburg
Savannah Valley District 2
Email: rhrentz@wildblue.net
Telephone:  (H) 803-245-5991, (C) 803-793-7642
Term Exp: 8-31-2019


Name:  Larry DeHart – VICE CHAIRMAN
Address:  969 Suber Rd. Pomaria, SC 29126
County:  Newberry
Piedmont District 1
Email:  lbdfarms@yahoo.com
Telephone:  (H & F) 803-276-1023, (C) 803-924-7206
Term Exp: 8-31-2017


Name: Charles W. Irons
Address: 171 Pinedale Court, Prosperity, SC 29127
County: Newberry
Piedmont District 1
E-mail:  ironspoultryfarm@gmail.com
Telephone: (C) 803-924-5561
Term Exp: 8-31-2018


Advisory

Name: Chad Truesdale, Marketing Specialist
Address: SC Department of Agriculture, PO Box 11280, Columbia, SC 29211
E-mail: ctruesd@scda.sc.gov
Telephone: (W) 803-734-2218, (F) 803-734-0325


Ex Officio

Name: Frances H. Price, Chair
Address: The Ag. Commission of SC, 433 Peach Festival Road, Gilbert, SC 29054
Email: pricefr@pbtcomm.net
Telephone: (W) 803-892-2457, (C) 803-260-9691


Special Ag Commission Guests

Name: Thomas McElmurray
Address: 646 Atomic Road, Jackson, SC 29831
Telephone: (H) 803-471-3661


Other Special Guests

Dr. Boyd Parr