MPA Presents Award to Senator Mike Bernskoetter

Columbia, Mo.,–Marcus Belshe, chairman of the Missouri Pork Association (MPA), presented the Outstanding Legislator Award to Senator Mike Bernskoetter (R-59th District) during the 2020 Missouri Pork Expo on February 11. Senator Bernskoetter was chosen for his outstanding support of the Missouri Pork Association, the Missouri pork industry and all of agriculture.

“Senator Bernskoetter is a strong advocate for agriculture and the pork industry,” said Belshe. “He understands agriculture needs fair and balanced statewide regulations in order to remain profitable.”

This past year, Senator Bernskoetter sponsored legislation that created a level playing field for agriculture. His leadership in the State Capitol is appreciated by Missouri pork producers and all the agriculture community.

Pork producers from across the state attended the 2020 Missouri Pork Expo held in Columbia, Missouri on February 11-12. Highlights included a trade show, educational sessions and guest speakers.

The Missouri Pork Association represents the state’s pork producers in the areas of promotion, research, education and legislation. For more information about this or any other programs of the Missouri Pork Association, go to, or call the Missouri Pork Association office at (573) 445-8375.


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