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The Poultry Federation New Board of Directors 2024-2025 Term
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The Poultry Federation Announces New Board Members for 2024-2025 Term

The Poultry Federation is pleased to announce the appointment of its new board members for the 2024-2025 term. Under the leadership of newly appointed Chairman Keith Smith, VP Sales at Keith Smith Company, the Federation is poised to advance its mission with a renewed focus on strategic initiatives and member engagement.

64th Annual Poultry Festival
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A Galactic Eggspedition: 64th Annual Poultry Festival Takes Attendees Beyond the Frontier

Little Rock, AR – June 22, 2024 – The Poultry Federation (TPF), a multi-state trade organization representing the poultry and egg industry in Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma, proudly hosted its 64th Annual Poultry Festival. Themed "A Galactic Eggspedition: Beyond the Frontier," the event took place at the Rogers Convention Center in Rogers, Arkansas, on June 21-22, 2024. This stellar gathering brought together industry professionals and friends from across the country to celebrate and honor contributions to the poultry and egg industry.

The Poultry Federation Announces 2024 Industry Award Recipients
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The Poultry Federation Announces 2024 Industry Award Recipients

Little Rock, AR – June 21, 2024 – The Poultry Federation is proud to announce the recipients of its prestigious 2024 Industry Awards, recognizing outstanding contributions and achievements within the poultry industry. This year’s honorees exemplify dedication, leadership, and innovation, marking significant milestones in their respective careers.

Jespersen Joins Jones-Hamilton as Poultry Nutritionist, Animal Nutritional Health Division

WALBRIDGE, OH -- Jones-Hamilton Co. announces Dr. Julianna Jespersen has joined the company as Poultry Nutritionist in the Animal Nutritional Health Division. In this role, Jespersen will leverage her technical acumen to support the sales and development of feed additive products, including AFG® - Animal Feed Grade.

Casey Jones Named National Sales Manager of Jones-Hamilton Co. Agricultural Division

WALBRIDGE, OH— Jones-Hamilton Co. announces the promotion of Casey Jones to the role of National Sales Manager in the Agricultural Division. Jones joined the company in 2019 as Key Accounts Manager.

New Instructors Cultivate Poultry Youth Programs

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences are taking steps to further connect the state’s youth with the thriving Arkansas poultry industry.

Alan Lee Promoted to BioZyme’s Vice President of Domestic Business

(SAINT JOSEPH, Mo., March 4, 2024) Alan Lee, Gillham, Arkansas, has been promoted to Vice President, Domestic Business with BioZyme® Inc. Lee, a 12-year-veteran of the global fermentation leader, has held numerous roles within BioZyme climbing the ranks from Area Sales Manager.

Americans to Eat 1.45 Billion Chicken Wings for the Big Game

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 31, 2024) – With the second biggest eating day of the year after Thanksgiving upon us, there’s no hotter time for chicken wings. According to the National Chicken Council’s 2024 Wing Report, Americans will devour 1.45 billion wings while watching Kansas City and San Francisco battle for the championship trophy.

Butterball Names New Exec for Live Operations

GARNER, NC. — Butterball LLC announced on Feb. 1 that Vernon Felts, was promoted to vice president of live operations. He succeeds Walter ‘Gator’ Pelletier, who recently retired from the role in 2023.

Ancera Unveils New Cutting-Edge Detection Tools to Support Productivity, Food Safety, and Interventional Efficacy in Poultry Industry

BRANFORD, Conn., Jan. 16, 2024 -- Today, Ancera, the innovator of supply chain intelligence, has announced the release of two new microbial detection tools designed to identify and enumerate Clostridium perfringens and Total Viable Bacteria (TVB) in poultry. Ancera's new cutting-edge assays will address critical challenges within the poultry industry, spanning both live operations and processing, in order to help companies increase productivity, food safety, and interventional efficacy.

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