About IPPA

Who we are:

The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is an agricultural trade association representing more than 1,600 pork producers throughout Illinois. IPPA is comprised of county pork producer organizations in more than 20 counties throughout Illinois. IPPA is an affiliate of the National Pork Producers Council and the National Pork Board. IPPA provides producers with services that enhance profitability and preference for pork.


IPPA has served pork producers for more than 50 years. IPPA is governed by a 21-member board of directors who are all pork producers with the exception of the Allied Industry Representative. Pork producers serve on a variety of committees that plan IPPA activities throughout the year. Producer delegates set policy and give direction to programs at IPPA’s annual meeting.


How we impact the Illinois economy:

Our association, while representing pork producers and the Illinois pork industry, contributes an estimated than $13.8 billion combined. Hog production makes up $1.1 billion and hog processing makes up $12.7 billion.

When a new pig barn is constructed in Illinois, the materials used are all from Illinois.  See how the process works with the Corzine open house for their newly built hog barn in Shelby County, IL.  To learn more about how the livestock industry impacts the state of Illinois, CLICK HERE.


See how materials made in Illinois helps build the Corzine farm.


and more than 57,165 jobs to the state’s economy. With 10,363 coming from hog production and 46,800 from hog processing.


Our mission:

IPPA’s mission is to provide producers with services that enhance profitability and consumer preference for pork.


Checkoff vs. Non-Checkoff


Checkoff funds provide many services and programs. Pork producers pay 40 cents per $100 value into the national pork checkoff program for each pig marketed. For example a pork producer marketing a 250 lb. hog at $40/cwt. would pay about 40 cents per pig into the checkoff program. The pork checkoff funds activities such as: pork promotion, education to consumers, teachers, and producers, youth programs, and research on pork related issues.


Non-checkoff programs are funded by membership dues and proceeds from the Pork Patio at the Illinois State Fair and from the Illinois Pork Expo, held annually at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield. Non-checkoff programs focus on state and national legislative issues. IPPA works to represent pork producers’ best interest on issues of importance to both producers and the industry.