The Poultry Federation of Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma has appointed its Board of Directors and officers for the 2012-2013 year. Kevin McDaniel, O.K. Foods, will serve as chairman of the board; Shane Acosta, Cargill, will serve as vice chairman of the board; Steve Storm, Cal-Maine Foods, will serve as treasurer of the board; David Elam, Wayne Farms, will serve as secretary of the board; and Todd Simmons, Simmons Foods, will serve as past chairman of the board. 

In addition, Shane Acosta will serve as the 2013 Annual Poultry Festival chairman.

Board members for 2012-2013: Charles George, George’s Inc.; Troy Green, George’s Processing; Vaughn King, Aviagen; Andrew Lekwa, Butterball; Drew McGee, Tyson Foods; Jerry Moye, Cobb-Vantress; Jeff Vanemburg, Pilgrim’s; Duane Weems, Peco Foods; Tim Garber, Foster Farms; Brent Glasgow, Pilgrim’s; Trent Goins, O.K. Foods; James Smith, Simmons Foods; and Jim Smith, Keith Smith Co.

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Two Allied membership representatives serve on this year’s Board of Directors: Vic Smith of Phibro Animal Health and Dr. Sara Steinlage of Elanco.

“Our Federation board of directors has a strong history of maintaining strong leaders that will contribute to the long term prosperity of our industry,” said Marvin Childers, president and chief lobbyist of The Poultry Federation. “We thank them for their time and dedication.”