Illinois producer Dave Culbertson of Geneseo was elected president of the 15-member National Pork Board at the board's annual summer meeting in Hilton Head, SC.

Culbertson and his wife, Cheryl, run Geneseo Pork Inc., a 1,450-sow, farrow-to-finish operation that markets 30,000 hogs/year.

Culbertson observes: “The National Pork Board's mission is to reach out to a broad range of producers, and that's a job we take very seriously. We want to keep providing sound science that will benefit all producers.”

Elected vice president was Danita Rodibaugh of Rensselaer, IN. Rodibaugh is a stockholder and office manager at Rodibaugh & Sons, a family farm corporation that sells purebred swine. The farm has 375 sows, markets 7,000 pigs annually and produces corn, soybeans and wheat on 1,800 acres.