2023 State Delegate Election Process

State Delegate Election Process for delegates to the 2022 National Pork Producers (Pork Act) Delegate Body

Important Due Dates

30 Days IN ADVANCE of Your State Election
  • Exhibit A: State Association Formal Election Plan
  • Exhibit B: 2023 Public Notice
  • Exhibit A and Exhibit B will be reviewed and approved by the National Pork Board; allow 5 days.
14 Days AFTER Your State Election
  • Form AD755: Background information – completed by Pork Act Delegate nominee. Please have delegates fill out the AD755 forms at the time of election.
  • Form LPS 35: State Nomination of Pork Producers or Importers to the delegate body – completed by the state association.
  • Exhibit K: State Election Certification – completed by the state association.

State Delegate Form Upload

January 31, 2022: Final 2022 Delegates Allowed for Your State
  • 2023 Projected Delegates: Based on the trailing 12 months of Pork Checkoff receipts from 10/1/2020 – 9/30/2021 and are preliminary numbers for delegates allowed by each state.
  • For actual delegate number prior to approval at the Pork Forum delegate meeting (March 9-11, 2022), please contact Scott Smith at ssmith@pork.org.
2023 Deadline: August 30, 2022
  • States must have ALL delegate forms uploaded to the National Pork Board


  • The USDA/AMS continues to be concerned about increasing producer participation in the delegate election events. Every effort must be put forth to include the maximum number of producers possible for the election events.
  • Delegate Diversity: USDA/AMS and the National Pork Board appreciate your cooperation in encouraging greater participation by women and minorities in the process of electing producer delegates. Special outreach is required to ensure the broad diversity of pork producers are involved in voting or serving as a delegate. If you know of any persons or organizations that represent minorities, or may have a way to contact them, we ask that you forward your public notice to them for posting.

2023 Pork Act Delegate Procedures Manual

Questions? Please email porkactdelegates@pork.org or call the National Pork Board Service Center at 1-800-456-7675.