Jerry Moye, recently retired president, Cobb-Vantress, Siloam Springs, Arkansas, was elected chairman of the board of directors of U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY). The board meeting was held during the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo. He previously served as vice chairman.

Moye was presented with the time-honored “working man’s gavel” by Paul Hill, 2016 chairman.

Moye graduated with a degree in economics from Washington College in Maryland. He spent 16 years in integrated chicken production for two large U.S. integrators, Showell Farms of Maryland and Zacky Farms of California, before joining Cobb-Vantress in 1991. With Cobb, he held a variety of positions. He is the retired president of Cobb-Vantress, Inc. and continues to consult for the company. In addition, he is a former chair of The Poultry Federation.

Vice chairman

Tom Hensley, Fieldale Farms, Baldwin, Georgia, was named vice chairman. A native of West Virginia, Hensley graduated with a degree in business from Marshall University. Before joining Fieldale Farms, Hensley was a tax manager at Price Waterhouse & Co. He is currently president of Fieldale Farms, where he has worked for 39 years, as well as a member of Fieldale Farms Corporation board of directors. In addition, he is past chairman of the National Chicken Council and a life member of the Georgia Poultry Federation. He actively serves on various charitable organization boards.



John Prestage, Prestage Farms, Clinton, North Carolina, was named treasurer. A native of North Carolina, Prestage graduated with a bachelor of science degree in animal science from North Carolina State University. He has served the poultry industry in various capacities on boards and committees including the North Carolina Poultry Federation and the National Turkey Federation. Active in his community, he serves on the local school and college foundation boards. He is currently senior vice president of Prestage Farms and has been with the company since its inception in 1983.


Greg Hinton, Rose Acre Farms, Seymour, Indiana, was named secretary. A native of Indiana, Hinton attended Indiana University and Purdue University. He has served the poultry industry in various capacities on boards and committees including the Indiana State Egg Board, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council, International Egg Commission, United Egg Producers, Indiana Farm Bureau and the American Farm Bureau. He is currently vice president of sales for Rose Acre Farms and serves on the Executive Committee and Long Range Planning Committee. He has been with the company for 37 years.

Immediate past chairman

Paul Hill, West Liberty Foods, Ellsworth, Iowa, is immediate past chairman. A native of Iowa, he received his bachelor of arts degree in economics from St. Olaf College. He was instrumental in the founding of West Liberty Foods, a farmer-owned company, in 1996. He is currently chairman of West Liberty Foods, as well as president of Circle Hill Farms. In addition, he is a past chairman of the National Turkey Federation.

“I look forward to the leadership and guidance these officers will provide our organization,” remarked John Starkey, president of USPOULTRY.