Through the program, called “Passion for Pork,” Wisconsin Pork Association (WPA) and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) have joined forces to start a new program connecting Wisconsin pork producers with local meat processors who are extending their hours of operation to process and package the pork to help meet the growing demand for food bank and food pantry resources. Wisconsin food banks are getting the pork into the hands of those in need.

To show support for pig farmers across the nation ‘Thank A Farmer’ yard signs are available on a first- come, first-served basis through the Wisconsin Pork Association.
As pig farmers and supporting industry members work to alleviate the spread of COVID-19 while ensuring a safe food supply, the yard signs will highlight pig farmers’ essential role. The “Thank A Farmer” message will encourage consumers to continue to purchase pork at the grocery stores and local butchers/processors. 
A limited number of signs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Donation of $10 per sign is suggested and the dollars will be donated to the Passion for Pork Fund.

“Pork On Your Fork” will be featured each week starting May 15 and will run through September 1. Five winners will be randomly drawn each week and each winner will receive a $25 WRA gift certificate. Winners will be announced the following Monday. No purchase necessary.
To enter, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.
1) Like the WPA “Pork On Your Fork” giveaway post weekly and like the WPA Facebook page
2) Comment on your favorite pork menu item or tag your favorite pork restaurant
3) Share the weekly post
Visit the WPA Facebook site weekly to enter for the drawing. No purchase necessary. You may only win one certificate per 30 days. To view a variety of restaurants that make up the Wisconsin Restaurant Association, visit http://wirestaurant.org/resources/for-diners/wisconsin-restaurants. Member listed restaurants accept the WRA Gift Certificates.

April 15, 2020

Join WPA for a LIVE Virtual Farm Tour to a Pig Farm!

Join WPA for a LIVE Virtual Farm Tour to a Pig Farm! Wisconsin Pork Association (WPA) will host a LIVE Facebook Tour of the Wolf Family Farm in Lancaster, Wisconsin on April 29 at 1:00 PM Central.  This event is available to all grade levels. WPA’s live virtual farm tour will connect you directly with […]

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