The state’s primary pork producers organization has a new leader. The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) Board of Directors has announced Pat McGonegle of Urbandale will become the organization’s new CEO on October 1st.
He’ll replace Rich Degner, who is retiring after 35 years with IPPA, the last 17 as CEO. McGonegle has been with National Pork Producers Council for 19 years. Iowa is the country’s top pork producing state, raising more than 20 million hogs a year.