The 2017 Whole Hog Barbecue Series is under way! From March through September, in towns peppered throughout North Carolina and Virginia, some of the best barbecue cooks in the nation come together  to strut their stuff in the Whole Hog Barbecue Series cooking contests.

All of the events are organized and sanctioned by the NC Pork Council. And if you haven’t been to one, you don’t know what you’re missing.

Each year, NCPC awards $1,000 scholarships to two deserving NC undergraduate students studying agriculture at the community college or university level. This year, the scholarship committee found a way to support five deserving college students.



The election of pork producer delegate candidates for the 2018 National Pork Producers (Pork Act) Delegate Body will take place at 1 p.m., Wednesday, August 2, 2017, in conjunction with a Board of Directors meeting of the NC Pork Council at the NC State University Club in the University Room, 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC. All NC pork producers are invited to attend. Click the button to learn how to get involved.

October 9, 2017

North Carolina: the pig pickin’ capital of the world

Tucked away in the corner of our office is a neat piece of culinary and political history. Forty-five years ago, the governor of North Carolina declared our state to be the “Pig Pickin’ Capital of the World.” Gov. Bob Scott’s signature is still firm and clear on the proclamation. It’s from 1972, toward the end […]

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March 7, 2018

2018 NC Pork Conference & Annual Meeting

Mark your calendars for the 2018 NC Pork Conference and Annual Meeting at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley. More info to come!

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