Lindsay Mitchell

Jun 14, 2013  |  Today's News

Last night, June 13, Illinois farmers and CornBelters fans celebrated Pork Night at the Corn Crib. It turned out to be a great night for non-farmers to learn more about pork production, meet a local hog farmer, and enjoy a delicious DaBurger with pork supplied from local farmers.

The non-farmers in attendance learned:

· Pork is the world’s most widely eaten meat.

· One pig represents 371 servings of pork.

· 81 percent of the American population consumes pork at least once every two weeks.

· Ham is the number one in-home lunch meat.

· Seven common cuts of pork are, on average, 16 percent leaner than 20 years ago.

· Hog farmers are normal people who attend soccer games, church functions, and local community events the same as you do.

Make sure you visit the Corn Crib this season to see AgVocacy in progress!