Tar Heel farmer elected to pork council

RALEIGH – Michael Inman Sr. of Tar Heel is one of two new members elected to serve on the N.C. Pork Council’s board of directors. He will serve a three-year team beginning this month.

“We are pleased to have Michael join our board of directors. He brings a unique perspective with his experience both as a producer and an employee of a production company,” said Deborah Johnson, chief executive officer of the N.C. Pork Council.

Inman’s farm, R&M Farms, is a third-generation family farm that raises nursery pigs and grows corn, soybeans, wheat, peanuts, and Coastal Bermuda grass. In addition, he has worked for Prestage Farms for the past 15 years and is currently a sow service representative.

Inman was honored as a NC Pork All-American in 2006. He currently serves on the Bladen County Livestock Association’s board of directors.

Inman is a lifelong resident of Tar Heel who is actively involved in the community, including 4-H, FFA Bladen County Ag’Em Up Day, and Dixie Youth Baseball. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Jared Porter, a hog farmer from Mt. Pleasant, was also elected to the N.C. Pork Council’s board of directors. Stephen Williamson Jr., a hog farmer from Kenansville who recently served as vice president, has been elected to serve as president of the N.C. Pork Council’s board of directors.

The N.C. Pork Council board is comprised of 18 district directors elected by the membership for a three-year term. Each director may serve two terms. Additional board members include one representative from allied industry, one representative from meat processors, the state officers and any individual from North Carolina serving in a national pork industry position. Representatives of N.C. State, N.C. State College of Veterinary Medicine, and the N.C. Department of Agriculture serve as non-voting members of the board.