Ken Long was elected as the 2012-2013 chairman of the Georgia Poultry Federation on April 13, 2012, succeeding Mark Ham, American Proteins, Cumming. Long is the complex manager at Pilgrim’s Pride, Canton.

Other officers elected are Donnie Wilburn, Harrison Poultry, as senior vice chairman; Clay Banks, Equity Group, Camilla and Mack Guest, LAD Truck Lines, Watkinsville, as vice chairmen.

New directors elected to serve on the board are Angela Bradach, Tyson Foods, Cumming; Kevin Cronic, Columbia Farms, Greenville, S.C.; Sammy Franklin, Fieldale Farms, Baldwin; Jim Shepard, Wayne Farms, Oakwood; and Mike Tamimi, Sanderson Farms, Adel.

The Georgia Poultry Federation, based in Gainesville, represents all segments of Georgia's poultry industry.