Inducted November 12, 2009
For more than 40 years, the Alabama Poultry & Egg Association has worked with Alabama 4-H, developing a partnership based on common goals of education, agriculture, and youth. As one of the oldest financial contributors to 4-H programs, the Alabama Poultry & Egg Association has sponsored the Alabama 4-H Egg Demonstration Contest, the National 4-H Poultry Conference for Chicken-Que, and the Avian Bowl state winners. Most recently, the association has also been a corporate sponsor of the Clays 4 Clovers Sporting Clays Classic.
The Alabama Poultry & Egg Association, the trade organization of the poultry industry in Alabama, is a nonprofit, member-driven organization governed by a board of directors from various sectors of the poultry industry. The membership base of roughly 3,500 people and companies is made up of poultry producers, allied suppliers, and agricultural agencies to ensure that Alabama is a healthy and profitable place to produce poultry products. The membership base is unique because all segments of the poultry industry are represented.
With help attained industry-wide, AP&EA promotes poulu·y across Alabama. The economic impact on Alabama is $7.5 billion, which is 10 percent of the entire state economy. Alabama’s poultry industry accounts for almost 56 percent of the state’s farm income and is responsible for more than 55,000 jobs. 1t also is a world leader in broiler production.
Nominated by Alabama 4-H Club Foundation, Inc.