ATLANTA, Ga. — U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) presented the organization’s annual Lamplighter Award to six individuals at the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2020 International Production & Processing Expo. The award pays tribute to individuals for “sustained and exemplary service” to the poultry and egg industry, and Ohio’s Terry Wehrkamp was among those honored.
Wehrkamp is the director of live production for Cooper Farms and has been a member of the Cooper Farms team since 1985. He oversees the birth to market production of turkeys and hogs, in addition to overseeing the Feed and Animal Division in Fort Recovery, Ohio.
Wehrkamp was awarded The Ohio State University College of Food and Agricultural Education Distinguished Alumni Award in 2010 and The Ohio State University Ag Hall of Fame in 2016. He is an active member of his community and has several professional affiliations, including serving on the board of directors for the Paulding County Carnegie Library, Paulding County Area Foundation, Ohio Poultry Association, Animal Agriculture Alliance and the Midwest Poultry Consortium. He has also served on The Ohio State University Alumni, 4- H, Farm Bureau and The Ohio State Extension Advisory Committee.
“We value the commitment and support of this year’s Lamplighter Award recipients. They have enthusiastically dedicated themselves to contributing to the poultry industry, and we sincerely appreciate their service to the industry,” said John Prestage, Prestage Farms, and outgoing USPOULTRY chairman.
— U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY)
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