Kansas Pork Association
As the state’s farms continued to grow and evolve, so did its farmers’ needs. In 1958, a relationship between the Association and Kansas State University was established. That union is still going strong today. Pig farming in the 1970s was improving and farmers were now working toward creating a lean and healthy product for families to enjoy. Farmers realized that to sell pork, they needed to be on the front lines talking to grocery shoppers and promoting their product. It was then that the organization changed its name to the Kansas Pork Producers Council and began working with educators, dietitians and home cooks.