The Food Files
Meet Max McDermott: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

Meet Max McDermott: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

July 2, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, Max McDermott of deVine Water in Jet, Oklahoma, discusses how fortunate he is being a part of the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center's Industry Advisory Committee and getting to interact with the other board members during the meeting. Being an entrepreneur most of his life, McDermott encourages people to learn more about FAPC and see how it can help other food and agricultural entrepreneurs. McDermott was appointed to the advisory board by the speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

Meet Rodger Kerr: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

Meet Rodger Kerr: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

June 25, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, Rodger Kerr of the Southwest Economic Development Corp. in Altus, Oklahoma, and son of the namesake of the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center discusses his role as a member of the Industry Advisory Committee. Appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma Senate, Kerr helps to bring real life issues and challenges to the table to help FAPC grow Oklahoma.

Meet Curtis Jurgensmeyer: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

Meet Curtis Jurgensmeyer: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

June 18, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, Curtis Jurgensmeyer of J-M Farms in Miami, Oklahoma, discusses his perspective on being a member of the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center Industry Advisory Committee and explains how his father, Virgil Jurgensmeyer, was one of the founding members of FAPC. Jurgensmeyer was appointed to the advisory board by the vice president, dean and director of the OSU Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Meet David Howard: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

Meet David Howard: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

June 11, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, David Howard of Howard Enterprises, who is originally from Northern Ireland, discusses how his business journey landed him to the United States, specifically Oklahoma. Howard got introduced to the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center by his interest in developing food safety processes that could be used for pasteurizing meat products. Appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma Senate, Howard is one of the members of the Industry Advisory Committee who helps guide the center on the areas that are most important to the food industry.

Meet John Griffin: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

Meet John Griffin: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

June 4, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, John Griffin of Griffin Foods in Muskogee, Oklahoma, discusses how the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center serves as an incredible resource for both small start-up companies and large manufacturers in the state. Griffin hopes FAPC can be the leader for food safety information in the United States. Appointed by the Oklahoma governor, Griffin is one of the members of the Industry Advisory Committee that gives a voice to FAPC.

Meet Joe Ford - Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

Meet Joe Ford - Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

May 28, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, Joe Ford of Shawnee Milling Co. in Shawnee, Oklahoma, discusses how his family owned business began in 1906 by his great grandfather and explains why his father is his role model. By being involved as a member of the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center's Industry Advisory Committee, Ford hopes he can assist FAPC in continuing to provide opportunities to entrepreneurs across the state. Ford was appointed to the advisory board by the vice president, dean and director of the OSU Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Meet Scott Dvorak: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

Meet Scott Dvorak: Member of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

May 21, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, Scott Dvorak of Dvorak Farms in Perry, Oklahoma, discusses how being a part of the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center's Industry Advisory Committee has influenced him to keep a business mind set. He also encourages anyone who is interested in developing a food and agricultural business venture to contact FAPC. Dvorak was appointed to the advisory board by the vice president, dean and director of the OSU Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Meet John Lopez: Past Chair of the FAPC Industry Advisory Commitee

Meet John Lopez: Past Chair of the FAPC Industry Advisory Commitee

May 14, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, John Lopez of Lopez Foods in Oklahoma City discusses how the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center helps support businesses to be successful and how the center has evolved to being a leader in food safety. Lopez currently serves as the past chair for the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee and was appointed to the advisory board by the Oklahoma governor.

Meet Erica Hering: Secretary of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

Meet Erica Hering: Secretary of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

May 7, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, Erica Hering of Ralph's Packing Co. in Perkins, Oklahoma, discusses the impact the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center has on the state of Oklahoma by assisting not only large food manufacturers but also smaller businesses like Ralph's Packing. Hering currently serves as the secretary for the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee and was appointed to the advisory board by the President Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma Senate.

Meet Tommy Kramer: Vice Chair of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

Meet Tommy Kramer: Vice Chair of the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee

April 30, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, Tommy Kramer of Kramer Consulting Co. in Durant, Oklahoma, discusses partnering with the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center for economic development opportunities. Kramer currently serves as the vice chair for the FAPC Industry Advisory Committee and was appointed to the advisory board by the Oklahoma governor.