Posted May 27, 2015
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack yesterday announced the appointment of a Le Mars hog farmer to the 15-member National Pork Board in Clive.
Bill Tentinger will serve a three-year term on the board. He was nominated by the National Pork Producers Delegate Body at the Pork Industry Forum in San Antonio, Texas, in March.
The National Pork Board develops budgets and awards contracts to carry out coordinated programs designed to strengthen pork’s position in the marketplace. The Pork Board was established under the Pork Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act of 1985.
Tentinger served on the Iowa Pork Producers Association Board of Directors for nearly 10 years and held the office of president in 2012. He has farmed and raised hogs in northwest Iowa for 46 years. Tentinger has 350 sows that produce 7,200 pigs each year. He also purchases an additional 3,000 iso pigs that he finishes to increase his total number marketed annually to 10,000. In addition to raising hogs, Tentinger also grows corn and soybeans.
He is a member of the state corn and soybean associations, as well as Farm Bureau.