The Buena Vista County Pork Producers are trying to wrap up their 2002 membership drive by Feb. 1, as directors have been contacting producers, businesses and retired Pork Producers during the membership campaign.
Two types of memberships are available. Associate memberships ($25) are for businesses and retired Pork Producers. Associate memberships also receive one complimentary ticket to the annual meeting and banquet in Alta on Feb. 9.
Producer memberships ($40) are for owners and managers of pork operations, and members of this group receive two complimentary tickets to the Feb. 9 meeting.
Members of both groups are also invited to a summer picnic for a free pork chop dinner.
People wanting to obtain a membership application are invited to contact Membership Chairman Sid Peterson at 712-843-5458 or President Dan Ehlers at 712-732-7324. Directors include Randy Richter (712-272-3508), Mike Rebhuhn (712-286-5589), Marty Broich (712-284-2163), Dave Stille (712-732-2050), Harlan Grau (712-272-3692), Loren Anderson (712-289-2000), Tim Peterson (712-284-2080), Brad Eddie (712-732-6209) and Shannon Roder (712-289-6162).
The Pork Producers hope to see a large crowd at their annual meeting Feb. 9 at the Alta Community Center.
Social hour begins at 6 p.m. and the banquet and meeting will begin at 7 p.m.
Advance tickets are $7.50 per person, while tickets at the door will be $8. Dan Ehlers or Tim Peterson can be contacted for tickets.