CANTON — Ken Long was elected as the 2012-13 chairman of the Georgia Poultry Federation on April 13 during the Annual Meeting at Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris.
Long is complex manager at Pilgrim’s Pride in Canton. He succeeds Mark Ham of American Proteins in Cumming.
Other officers elected are Donnie Wilburn, Harrison Poultry, as senior vice chairman; Clay Banks, Equity Group; and Camilla and Mack Guest, LAD Truck Lines, Watkinsville, as vice chairmen.
New directors elected to serve on the board are Angela Bradach, Tyson Foods, Cumming; Kevin Cronic, Columbia Farms, Greenville, S.C.; Sammy Franklin, Fieldale Farms, Baldwin; Jim Shepard, Wayne Farms, Oakwood; and Mike Tamimi, Sanderson Farms, Adel.
The Georgia Poultry Federation, based in Gainesville, represents all segments of Georgia’s poultry industry. Poultry is the largest segment of agriculture and agribusiness in Georgia, and Georgia is the No. 1 poultry state in the nation.