The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is celebrating 65 years of service to the poultry and egg industry.

Formed in May of 1947 in Atlanta, Ga., the organization was originally known as the Southeastern Poultry & Egg Association and was created to help its members meet the challenges of the ever-changing poultry and egg industry. The organization’s name was changed to the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association in the 1990s to reflect the association’s national scope. Association leaders recognized early the importance of continuing education for managers to keep up with the rapid changes and advancements occurring in the industry. This is demonstrated through the association’s International Poultry Expo, which will also be celebrating its 65th anniversary in 2013.


USPOULTRY can also claim a research program with $23 million reinvested back into the industry; the USPOULTRY Foundation, which allocates funds to over 17 schools to recruit students into poultry-related courses or degree programs; and environmental, food safety and worker safety/risk management programs.