Ben Barcovtch

Ben Barcovtch – Middletown, Pennsylvania

Ben Barcovtch is the service manager on the nursery and finishing team for Country View Family Farms in Middletown, Pennsylvania. County View Family Farms is a farrow-to-finish operation that markets 1,400,000 pigs annually. In his responsibilities, Barcovtch works with contract growers.

Barcovtch is a Pennsylvania Pork Leadership representative and a Pork Leadership Institute graduate. He also is involved in Farm Bureau.

Why are you interested in serving on the National Pork Board?

I would like to give back to an industry that has created so many opportunities and helped develop so many friendships for myself.

What are the biggest challenges you see facing the pork industry in the next 3 years?

A few of the biggest challenges I see our industry facing are African Swine Fever, developing better international markets and dealing with growing pressure from non – meat alternatives.

What opportunities do you see facing the pork industry in the next 3 years?

There is going to be a huge market opportunity not only with ASF effecting China but also with growing middle classes in other counties hungry for affordable protein.

If elected, how will you be a positive influence for the pork industry?

If elected I will use my leadership skills to represent all producers across this great nation and help close the gap between producers and consumers.

Do you have any final thoughts or observations to share?

When you finally find out what God’s plan was for you great things start happening. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

 

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