Davis Honored by Poultry & Egg Association

Arkansas Tech University alumnus Jock Davis received one of three 2013 Lamplighter Awards from the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association during the organization’s International Production and Processing Expo, which concludes today (Thursday, Jan. 31) at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Davis (photographed, left) was presented with his award by Jim Adams (photographed, right), incoming chairman of U.S. Poultry.

According to a news release from the organization, the Lamplighter Awards pay tribute to individuals for “sustained and exemplary service” to the poultry and egg industry.

Davis, a 1950 graduate of Arkansas Tech and a 2006 inductee into the Arkansas Tech Hall of Distinction, worked in the poultry industry for 55 years.

He was engaged in sales and sales management, and he shared his experience with others by working as a recruiter, trainer and speaker.

Davis gave back to his profession by serving as photographer at the U.S. Poultry International Poultry Expo for more than 25 years, by volunteering on U.S. Poultry and Egg Association committees and by speaking at seminar programs.

A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, Davis went on to serve in the Arkansas National Guard and gave a total of 37 years in military service. He retired at the rank of Major.

Davis recounted the experiences that he and his siblings had in the military in his 2011 book “Brothers Four: Reliving the Great Depression and World War II.”

The U.S. Poultry and Egg Association was founded in 1947. Its headquarters are located in Tucker, Ga.

 

 

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