The Production Profitability Committee oversees the production practices, education and research activities for the South Dakota Pork Producers Council. This committee meets a minimum of twice a year. This committee screens research projects, determines if the projects are complimentary and non-duplicative to National Pork Board, and administers contracts for selected research  projects. All expenses for this committee shall be paid with Checkoff funds. Other responsibilities of the committee include but are not limited to: SD Value-Added Ag Center, SD Feeder Pig Derby, Marketing Seminars, Seminar Speakers for Annual Meeting and Trade Show, FFA Awards, Professional Dues and Producer Education.


Ashley Gelderman, Chairman
Justin Rothschadel, Vice Chairman
Bill Larsen
Mike Lens
Greg Feenstra
Sylvia Wolters
Paul Brandt
Dave Uttecht
Dr. Bob Thaler
John Wipf; Oaklane Colony
Clarence Wurtz; Upland Colony
Brad Hohn
Mark Fuoss
Brooke Heisinger
Nick Wedirt
Rod Foster
Eddie Wurtz
Craig Andersen
Emilie Gehrke
Robert Rasmussen
Dan Howell
Cameron Pewe – SDSU
Lenny Gross