January 25, 2023
USPOULTRY recognises 2023 Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award finalists, winners
US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) recognised five poultry farms that were nominated for the annual Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award at the International Poultry Expo, part of the ongoing 2023 International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States.
The award recognises exemplary environmental stewardship by family farmers engaged in poultry and egg production.
"It is an honor to recognize these five family farms for the outstanding job they do in being good stewards of their land," said Mike Levengood of Perdue Farms and outgoing USPOULTRY chairman. "Our industry could not continue to perform and flourish without taking proper care of our natural resources. These five winners are to be commended for their efforts."
Applicants were rated in several categories, including litter management, nutrient management planning, community involvement, wildlife enhancement techniques, innovative nutrient management techniques and participation in education or outreach programmes.
In selecting the national winners and finalists, applications were reviewed, and farm visits conducted by a team of environmental professionals from universities, regulatory agencies and poultry associations.
The winners were chosen from five geographical regions throughout the US and included a State Poultry Association nomination.