Dave Struthers a farmer from Collins, served as a delegate to the Pork Act Delegate assembly, March 6-8, in Kansas City, Mo. Struthers was appointed as a delegate by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.

"It was important to me to represent pork producers from across the U.S. as a Pork Act delegate," said Struthers. "As an industry, when we stand united and work toward a common goal, we can yield positive results for pork producers."

The duties of a delegate include nominating members to serve on the National Pork Board, establishing how much of the Pork Checkoff is returned to state pork organizations and providing direction on the pork promotion, research and consumer information priorities funded by the Pork Checkoff.