In the making for years, the Boston Mountain Hog Breeder’s Association is now up and running and accepting members. The organization has created bylaws, a constitution, and breed standards, and has applied for 501(c)(5) status with the Internal Revenue Service.
Association founder Rose Konold, also owner of Mason Creek Farm just south of Fayetteville, said there were a lot of twists and turns in establishing the association.
“It’s been a huge learning experience,” she said.
The goal is to create a network that can supply the immediate market with pork.
“We can be national, but what we’re really shooting for is regional,” Konold said.
Konold said the association already has seven members: three from Northwest Arkansas, two from Kansas City, and one each... [ MORE ]