Celebrating John Starkey during his retirement reception
ATLANTA — People in the poultry industry have said that if you dedicate yourself to the work, you become a part of the “poultry family.” Well, that was certainly felt on Aug. 9 at the retirement celebration for John Starkey as he officially retired from the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association as its president.
It was a great event of friendship and fellowship among association members, industry members and family alike to recognize and share in some of Starkey’s accomplishments during his time leading USPOULTRY.
“The association is in a better place,” said Jarod Morrison, Farbest Foods, 2023 USPOULTRY chairman. “There’s been storms over the last two or three years, but you and your team have led us through. You’ve built an incredible staff that is going to lead us through the future, and we appreciate everything that you’ve done … on behalf of the Board, thank you for everything and we wish you all the best in your retirement.”