Csukker Elected as State Pork President
John Csukker of Columbus, Nebraska was elected as President of the Nebraska Pork Producers Association (NPPA) at their Annual Meeting held on February 12, 2020 at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln, Nebraska. Joining Csukker on NPPA’s leadership team are President-Elect, Shana Beattie of Sumner, Vice President, Jared Lierman of Beemer and newly elected Directors Chad Johnson of Norfolk, Mark Wright of Fremont, Kyle Baade of Plymouth and Ryan Preister of Humphrey, Nebraska. Karen Grant of Meadow Grove will serve as 1st Alternate Director and Jennifer Ruby of Howells will serve 2 nd Alternate Director. Retiring Directors are Duane Miller of Davenport, Ron Browning of Fremont, Kevin Peterson of Osceola and Tim Chancellor of Broken Bow, Nebraska. Csukker is the Environmental Senior Services Manager for the Great Plains Region for The Maschhoffs.
John is responsible for the environmental permitting and compliance for The Maschhoffs company-owned farms as well as independent pork production partners in Nebraska, Missouri, and Wyoming. John traveled to Mexico while participating in the Pork Leadership Institute (PLI), a comprehensive training program conducted jointly by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and the National Pork Board (NPB) designed to develop future leaders for the U.S. pork industry. He has represented Nebraska’s pork producers in Washington, D.C., served as an NPB and NPPC Forum Delegate. He is a member of NPPC’s Environmental Policy Committee and was part of the Governors trade mission to Shanghai and Hong Kong China. First elected to the NPPA Board of Directors in 2015, John said in accepting the NPPA Presidency, “I want to continue the success of this organization and the hard-working individuals we represent. Let me hear your ideas, get your feedback and together we will find out more ways our Association can serve the pork producers of Nebraska better”. The Nebraska Pork Producers Association is a grassroots, incorporated, nonprofit organization established in 1961. NPPA was developed to promote the pork industry through the enhancement of consumer demand, producer education and research. For more information, visit NPPA’s website at www.NEpork.org.