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US Poultry makes changes

Formed in 1947, the US Poultry & Egg Association is the world's largest and most active poultry organization. Membership includes producers and processors of broilers, turkeys, ducks, eggs, and breeding stock, as well as allied companies. The association has affiliations and member companies worldwide.

In the recent meeting of the association, the following elected offices have been filled:
Henry Welch was elected chairman of the board of directors. Welch has been a member of the poultry industry for over 34 years. He is currently the production manager at Peco Foods. Henry is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where he earned his bachelor of science degree in poultry science.
Bill Bradley was elected vice chairman of the board of directors. Upon earning his master of science degree from Kansas State University in 1970, he began his career with DeKalb Poultry Research in DeKalb, IL.
Monty Henderson was elected treasurer of the board of directors. Henderson is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, where he received a bachelor of science degree in agribusiness. Henderson began his career in the poultry industry as a broiler service manager for Tyson Foods.
Steve Willardsen was named secretary of the board of directors. Willardsen has been a part of the poultry industry for over 25 years. Willardsen has been on the US Poultry board of directors since 2001. He is a graduate of Utah State University with a degree in agribusiness.
Ron Prestage was named immediate past chairman of the board of directors after his term as chairman expired. After receiving his doctorate of veterinary medicine from Auburn University, Prestage began his career as an equine practitioner. He has been a member of the US Poultry board since January 1997, and is currently the president of Prestage Farms of South Carolina.
 
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