Volume 23 | Issue 3

Book your hotel room by midnight tonight for best rate

Hilton Raleigh North Hills

3415 Wake Forest Rd

Raleigh, NC 27609

Secure your room now at the group rate of $169. Rate has been extended to Feb. 6. This hotel usually fills up, so don't delay.

Book your room now online** or call 919-872-2323, press option 1 and use code PORK23 to get the discount.

**The default is for two nights. Be sure to select only the nights you are staying.



In accordance with provisions stated in Article VIII of the North Carolina Pork Council Bylaws, notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of the members of the Council will be held on Thursday, March 2 at 7:45 am at the Hilton Raleigh North Hills, Raleigh, NC. The purpose of the meeting is to present proposed amendments to the North Carolina Pork Council’s Bylaws, along with financials.




District Elected Directors:

  • Combining districts
  • Reallocation of elected directors

Register now for conference

Award recipients announced

Plan now to join us for two days of educational meetings, national updates, networking and more at our annual meeting, conference and awards luncheon. The conference is free, but the awards luncheon is $20 if you register by Feb. 21. After the 21st, price increases to $30.

This year's award recipients are:

Jennifer Daniels - Pork Producer of the Year

Dr. Mark Knauer - Excellence in Innovation

Joey Short - Emerging Leader

Dr. Glen Almond - WW Shay Award for Industry Distinction

Please join us at the awards lunch to honor these recipients!

Register now

Thanks to our conference sponsors!

Sponsorships still available


Aurora Pharmaceuticals


Thanks to our Bacon Bash sponsors!

View Bacon Bash sponsorship opportunities

Barbecue Summit is fast approching; get your tickets now

Calling all Whole Hog Barbecue fans! Have you ever wondered what it takes to win on the Whole Hog Barbecue Series circuit? Feb. 11 is your chance to learn all about the ins and outs of competing against the best whole hog cooks in the state at the NC Barbecue Summit.

Participants at this year's Summit will also get to be People's Choice judges for the State Championship, which was postponed due to a tropical storm last fall.

All of this fun, fellowship and food is only $20.

The Barbecue Summit takes place at the Lenoir County Cooperative Extension Center on Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3GZ1h55

Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Linkedin  Pinterest