INDIANAPOLIS — Although he’s been involved with the
agriculture industry for several years, Josh Trenary now is serving it in a
different way as the new executive director of Indiana Pork.
He previously was the director of business development for
the organization and was chosen to replace Mike Platt, who served Indiana Pork
for seven years, by a committee of Hoosier pork producers after a nationwide
Prior to being elected as the new executive director,
Trenary noted, he spent a lot of time managing the agency’s membership and the
policy side of the organization.
Now under his new job title, he also will be working with
the checkoff program.
Through the policy work he’s done in the past for Indiana
Pork, Trenary mentioned that he has learned a lot about the industry, and he
believes what he has done with policy will help bring synergy to the checkoff
“This is a great job for me to use the knowledge I’ve gained
from the industry and apply it,” he said.
Checkoff dollars, Trenary added, are used for promotion
events, education and research and partnering on activities with the National
He noted that he grew up in Indiana around hogs, and he has
taken that practical experience and learned even more about the swine
Over the last few years, he said, he has combined those
practical lessons and what he has learned from producers to better serve the
“We are very pleased to announce this selection,” said
Heather Hill, president of Indiana Pork and chair of the search committee.
“Over the past five years, Josh has proven himself to be an
asset to the organization in multiple ways. He is an attorney who is also
skilled in organization management,” she said in a written statement. “We feel
this combination will serve Indiana’s pork producers well.”