The Ohio Poultry Association recently held its 29th Annual Ohio Poultry Association Celebration Banquet.
“I’ve been working in this industry for more than 22 years and have only seen consistent improvement in the way we care for our flocks, protect the environment, and produce safe, wholesome food for our families and consumers,” Tom Stoller, president of the Ohio Poultry Association, told the group at the event. “These achievements wouldn’t be possible without the time commitment each of you makes to our industry — through advocating and supporting important poultry issues, to making continuous innovations on individual farms and in serving as leaders for state and national agriculture organizations.”
As always, the food was well received (though the turkey producers liked the turkey better than the other poultry industry offerings), and the OPA recognized award winners.
Retired Ohio State professor and poultry consultant Glyde Marsh received the Golden Egg Award. The colorful 95-year-old was sure to mention that he had actually gotten the same award many years before, but nobody else remembers it. He is now waiting on his third.
Jim Kinder, the director of Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute, was recognized with the 2014 Meritorious Service Award for his contributions to agriculture and the poultry industry.