Jeremy Burkett

Jeremy Burkett – Casper, Wyoming

Jeremy Burkett is the owner and operator of a farrow-to-feeder farm that markets 25 pigs annually for 4-H and FFA projects.

Burkett has been active as the Natrona County Fair swine superintendent since 2016. He also is a U.S. Pork Center of Excellence board member, a Wyoming Pork Producers Council state executive, a Casper College livestock judging coach and a Wyoming 4-H youth leader.

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

I am excited about the opportunity to serve on the National Pork Board because of my unique skill set of education, practical experience, and knowledge of applicable research.   I have always had a passion for the swine industry and representing what we the industry stand for.

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

Identifying International trade specifically capturing emerging and developing markets available Foreign Animal Diseases prevention and preparedness

How do we continue to use the We Care platform throughout the value chain to promote pig farming as a practice is good for the planet, and pork is a healthy nutritious product for the consumer?

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

Adopting emerging technology while maintaining consumer acceptance and demand and providing a social license and acceptance to eat pork.  Additionally, bridging the gap of technology with the producer and allowing their understanding of improved efficiencies in production and marketing systems.

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

In my position as a college instructor and well educated faculty, I get the unique opportunity to work with youth FFA and 4-H members, college students, experienced researchers, local and national pork producers.  I can provide a strong voice for the Western and Rocky Mountain states and share my passion for the swine industry.

Do you have any final thoughts or observations to share?

Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to serving on the National Pork Board.

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