Dr. Michael Kidd Named 2014 Industry Leader of the Year by TPF Poultry & Egg Executives
JUNE18, 2014: Dr. Michael Kidd, Director, Department Head and Professor at the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science and Department of Poultry Science at the University of Arkansas was named the “2014 Industry Leader of the Year” by The Poultry Federation (TPF) – Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma - during the 55th Annual Poultry Festival. The award has been presented since 1955 and recognizes the outstanding achievements of poultry and egg executives and their contribution to the industry.
Presenting the award this year was TPF’s current Board of Directors and Marvin Childers, TPF President.
Kidd is a Poultry Science graduate from the University of Arkansas and was a recipient of the Arkansas Feed Mill Scholarship. He has a Master’s Degree from the University of Arkansas and a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University. He has been a lab tech for Hudson Foods, a research director and research manager for Nutri-Quest, has consulted in over 30 foreign countries, and has over 355 peer reviewed manuscripts. He has served as president of the Poultry Science Association and department head at the Department of Poultry Science at Mississippi State University.
“Dr. Kidd has revitalized the Poultry Science Department at the University of Arkansas by increasing the number of students and increasing their participation. He has led efforts to have the department become more engaged with the industry,” stated Marvin Childers in his introduction of Dr. Kidd. “Dr. Kidd supports the industry with research. In doing this, he is also developing future poultry industry leaders.”
Dr. Kidd and his wife Denise reside in Tontitown and have three children.
The Poultry Federation of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri, congratulates Dr. Michael Kidd, The Poultry Federation’s 2014 Industry Leader of the Year!
Pictured left: Dr. Kidd is congratulated on his award by TPF Board of Directors at the 55th Annual Poultry Festival
About The Poultry Federation
The Poultry Federation is a tri-state trade organization representing the poultry and egg industries in Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Offices are located in Little Rock, AR, Jefferson City, MO, and Oklahoma City, OK. The purposes of the Federation are to promote and protect all poultry interests relating to production, distribution, merchandising and consumption of poultry and poultry products; to disseminate information relating to the various phases of the poultry industry in order to improve and expand markets; to increase efficiency in production and marketing; to encourage and support research in production and marketing of poultry; and to encourage and support youth programs in poultry work. More information can be found at www.thepoultryfederation.com.