The Ohio Pork Council is pleased to announce Bryan Humphreys as their new Executive Vice President. Bryan will join the team effective October 1.

"The Ohio Pork Council is a tremendously strong organization that has thrived under the leadership of Dick Isler," says Humphreys. "While his achievements will be difficult to follow, I am humbled and eager to join a team with such an exciting future."

A native of Iowa, Humphreys grew up working on the family farm raising hogs, corn and soybeans. After receiving his bachelor's degree from Iowa State University, he organized grassroots efforts and managed several political campaigns. Through these efforts he had the opportunity to work in Iowa, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C. Following the 2008 election Humphreys joined the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), where he served as the Director of Grassroots Organization. In this role he was responsible for helping pork producers across the country communicate with their Members of Congress. As part of this role, he also managed NPPC's efforts in the Upper Northeast, protecting pork production and agriculture from anti-farming activists.

"Bryan's understanding of agriculture, in conjunction with his governmental advocacy and legislative policy experience, will be valuable as the Ohio Pork Council continues to work on behalf of all Ohio's pork producers" says Duane Stateler, President of the Ohio Pork Council.

The Council was established in 1968 when leaders in Ohio's pork industry determined it was a necessity to promote their own product. Today's members continue to look toward tomorrow. Each year shows an increased awareness of the challenges and solutions facing the industry. This awareness will continue to make Ohio's pork industry strong and viable for the future generations of Ohio farmers.