VPC Call for Research Proposals

Never could we have predicted the last few years, the sacrifices, challenges and how each of you continue to adapt and succeed!

The Virginia Pork Council is looking forward to a new year full of opportunities to support you and to returning to traveling around the state to meet with educators, extension agents, producers and our counter parts around the nation.  Our goals continue to include increasing membership in the VPC and increasing the number of youth activities, education and sponsorship partners. 

We are also looking forward to bringing back our annual Virginia Pork Industry Conference in March 23, 2022.  We are grateful for the opportunity to again gather together producers and anyone working in the pork industry to network and learn about new technologies, research and production practices with COVID-19 best practices and guidance in mind. 

Please look for registration information soon. For now, please save the date for the 2022 Virginia Pork Industry Conference March 23, 2022 at the Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Virginia!

The VPC has also re-energized its communications efforts and looks forward to partnering with you!  Please make sure you are receiving our monthly newsletter, following us on social media – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  We would love to highlight your efforts as well.  Please contact Lucy Cook to discuss an article/social media campaign to highlight!

In closing, I hope 2022 will be an incredible growth year for us all.  We were also thrilled with our #GiveaHam campaign on Facebook (@VirginiaPorkCouncil); please give us a follow and learn more about this campaign to see how you can participate next year!

Click HERE to find the project proposal cover sheet.  I can’t wait to see what you all have in store for 2022!  Please return this proposal by March 30, 2022 for an initial review. For questions, please contact Katie Hellebush. We look forward to supporting your efforts.

Live. Laugh. Love Pigs.

Jessica Cunningham
President, Virginia Pork Council

Cc: Katie Hellebush, Executive Director

Lucy Cook, Communications & Events Director