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

Wes McClure, Simmons Foods, Inc.
Chairman & Festival Co-Chairman

Charlie Solomon, Tyson Foods, Inc.
Vice Chairman & Festival Co-Chairman

Tim Thompson, Cal-Maine Foods

Toby Tapp, Wayne Farms

Mike Pruitt, Cobb-Vantress, Inc.
Ex Officio

Keith Childress, Ceva
Duane Weems,
Peco Foods 
Shane Acosta, Cargill
Russell Bragg, O.K. Foods, Inc.
Eddie Halter, Pilgrim's
Scott Gustin, Tyson Foods, Inc.
Keith Smith, Keith Smith Company, Inc.
Tracy Tedder, O.K. Foods, Inc.
Cole Vardeman, Simmons Foods, Inc. 
Heath Wessels, Butterball, LLC
Chad Teer, George's Inc.
Robert Garlington, George’s Inc.
Andrew Lekwa, Butterball, LLC
Billy Hufford, Aviagen, Inc.
Dwight Curl, Marel

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