U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) presented a number of awards this week during its part of
the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo.
Dr. John Smith, senior health services advisor for Fieldale Farms, was named USPOULTRY’s Workhorse of the Year during the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo. The poultry industry’s most esteemed honor is awarded annually in recognition of dedicated service and valuable leadership given to the Association and poultry industry.
Dr. William Merka was the 2017 recipient of the annual Charles Beard Research Excellence Award. Dr. Merka is a professor emeritus in the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. The award is named in honor of Dr. Charles Beard, former director of the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory and former vice president of research at USPOULTRY.
The organization’s annual Lamplighter awards for “sustained and exemplary service” were presented to Dr. Carol Cardona, University of Minnesota; Dr. John Carey, Texas A&M University; and Paul Pressley, USPOULTRY