USPOULTRY was recently recognized by the National FFA Organization at its 89th convention in Indianapolis. Paul Hill, West Liberty Foods and USPOULTRY chairman, accepted the Distinguished Service Citation award on behalf of the Association. The award honors organizations, agencies, businesses and other groups who have made outstanding contributions to FFA and agricultural education on a national level.

Barbara Jenkins, vice president of education and student programs for USPOULTRY, was also recognized at the convention. She received an Honorary American degree in recognition of exceptional service to agriculture, agriculture education or FFA on a national level. This is the highest honorary degree presented by the National FFA Organization.


“USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation believe in the mission of FFA and are confident they are helping the next leaders of our industry,” said John Starkey, USPOULTRY president and a member of the National FFA Foundation Sponsors Board. “We very much appreciate the Distinguished Service citation, and congratulate Barbara on her Honorary American degree, which reflects the passion with which she leads our FFA activities.”