In 1987 Rick Bergmann began hog farming in the Steinbach, Manitoba area. In 2004 he was elected as a director to the Manitoba Pork Council where he currently serves as vice-chair. Today he also holds the position of chair of the Canadian Pork Council (CPC). Throughout his time at CPC, he has represented producers' interest in many areas, including the World Trade Organization, Country of Origin Labelling, NAFTA, CPTPP and most recently Animal Health Canada. Rick also serves as a director on the board of Canada Pork International, the international market development arm of the CPC.