Our members in the poultry and egg industry have served as the foundation and governing body of our organization since its inception.

The foresight of the founding fathers of this organization has carried over to today’s generation of poultry executives.

Many of our active members and those that currently serve on our Board of Directors are second, third, and fourth generation Arkansas poultry industry family members.

Executive Committee

Toby Tapp, Wayne Farms

Duane Weems, Peco Foods
Vice Chairman

Keith Smith, Keith Smith Company, Inc.

Billy Hufford, Aviagen, Inc.

Tim ThompsonCal-Maine Foods
Ex Officio

Andrew Lekwa, Butterball, LLC 
Dwight Curl, Marel 
Mark Weathers, Simmons Foods, Inc.
Shane Acosta, Cargill
Russell Bragg, O.K. Foods, Inc. 
Eddie Halter, Pilgrim's 
Scott Gustin, Tyson Foods, Inc.
Shane Parks, Tyson Foods, Inc.
Sara Throne, Simmons Foods, Inc.
Darrell Stoner, Elanco
Chance Bryant, Cobb-Vantress, Inc.

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