NC Poultry Federation, NC Egg Association host Annual Membership Meetings

The North Carolina Poultry Federation held its 46th Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet, August 8-9, at the Grandover Resort & Conference Center in Greensboro, N.C. The North Carolina Egg Association simultaneously held its Annual Membership Meeting and partnered with the N.C. Poultry Federation for other activities.

The North Carolina Poultry Federation held its 46th Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet, August 8-9, at the Grandover Resort & Conference Center in Greensboro, N.C. The North Carolina Egg Association simultaneously held its Annual Membership Meeting and partnered with the N.C. Poultry Federation for other activities.

The federation elected the 2013-14 board of directors and presented several awards of recognition:

N.C. Rep. Jimmy Dixon and N.C. Sen. Brent Jackson each received the federation's Distinguished Service Award for their outstanding work as chairmen of their respective agriculture committees in the House and Senate.

The 2013 Environmental Grower Award was presented to Curtis and Valerie Byrum of Little Field Farm in Tyner, N.C., growers for Perdue Farms; First Finalist was presented to Roger Tate of Efland, N.C., a grower for Braswell Milling.

N.C. Egg Association president, Tommy Furlough of Cal-Maine Foods, announced the inaugural Richard Simpson Award. The award will be presented annually to someone who represents the honor, integrity and dedication to excellence that Simpson set as an example. It was presented to the Simpson family for 2013.

Scott Prestage received the Past President's Award.

Officers elected to the N.C. Poultry Federation's 2013-14 executive board are: Dan Peugh of Allen Harim Farms, president; Jeff Hancock of Tyson Foods, first vice president; Ronnie Parker of Circle-S-Ranch, second vice president; Jeff Stalls of Perdue Farms, secretary/treasurer; and Scott Prestage of Prestage Farms, immediate past president.   

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