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USPoultry Supports 2010 National 4-H Conference

by 5m Editor
23 December 2010, at 12:00a.m.

US - The US Poultry & Egg Association (USPoultry) encourages today's youth to become interested in the poultry industry. To promote their participation in the industry, the Association supports 4-H and FFA programmes and sponsors college poultry judging competitions.


At the recent 2010 National 4-H Poultry & Egg Conference held in November at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition in Louisville, USPoultry's Paul Pressley participated in the conference where he handed out awards in five separate competitive events.

He commented: "USPoultry is a proud sponsor of 4-H. We are aware that the future of our industry is in these young adult's hands. We want to be a part of developing the best and brightest by encouraging these students to pursue a career in the poultry and egg industry. It was uplifting to see such genuine interest in our industry by these young adults."

The annual conference allows members of 4-H groups from all over the country to compete in educational events that help them learn to formulate and defend decisions, speak publicly and expand their poultry-related skills. This year's national conference hosted 144 senior 4-H'ers representing 22 states, who participated as teams or individuals in the various events.

The conference was funded through various individuals, companies, and commodity organizations. Thirty-three donors and sponsors contributed to the conference, with USPoultry sponsoring the banquet.