Today we begin our coverage of the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, GA. In conjunction with the event is the International Poultry Expo (IPE) where U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) holds their annual board meetings.
Sherman Miller (pictured right), Cal-Maine Foods, Jackson, Miss, was elected chairman of the board of directors of USPOULTRY. Miller previously served as vice chairman and was presented with the time-honored “working man’s gavel” by 2014 chairman, Elton Maddox.
Other board members include:
Vice Chairman – Paul Hill, West Liberty Foods, Ellsworth, Iowa, was named vice chairman. A native of Iowa, 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.
Treasurer – Jerry Moye, Cobb-Vantress, Siloam Springs, Ark., was named treasurer. He spent 16 years in integrated chicken production for two large US integrators, Showell Farms of Maryland and Zacky Farms of California, before joining Cobb-Vantress in 1991 where he held a variety of positions. He is currently president of Cobb-Vantress, Inc.
Secretary – Tom Hensley, Fieldale Farms, Baldwin, Ga., was named secretary. 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 38 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.
Immediate Past Chairman – Elton Maddox, Wayne Farms, Oakwood, Ga., is immediate past chairman. Maddox joined Wayne Farms in 1974 and worked in a number of management positions within the company. He is currently president and CEO of Wayne Farms. In addition, he is a past chairman of the National Chicken Council and the Georgia Improvement Association and a past president of the Georgia Poultry Federation and the Georgia Poultry Processors Federation. He has served on the USPOULTRY board of directors since 2007.