Hugg & Hall Equipment Company (Hugg & Hall) recently participated in the 60th Annual Poultry Festival which occurred from June 14 to June 15 in northwest Arkansas. The Poultry Federation (TPF) hosts the annual event to celebrate its members and the overall poultry and egg industry.
At the event, Spencer Hale, Hugg & Hall’s utility services sales manager, was recognized by the TPF with an Allied Member of the Year award.
“The Poultry Federation has been recognizing Allied Members of the Year since 1960,” said Marvin Childers, president of TPF. “These individuals are selected by industry leaders and the board of directors. We look for individuals who are recognized by industry employees as folks who go beyond the call of duty and someone who is very active in the allied industry and works closely with the federation. Spencer fits all of these.”
The festival attracts members and tertiary connections to the industry from throughout the country. The event both provides an opportunity for attendees to celebrate/connect and positively affects the local economy. In 2018, more than 5,600 tickets were sold to the festival, impacting the Rogers economy by $4.19 million, according to the TPF website.
The Hugg & Hall team expressed gratitude to the poultry industry for the tremendous impact it has on Arkansas communities and participated in the Poultry Festival as a way to show support for those working in the industry today.
“The poultry industry is very important to our country and especially to the great state of Arkansas,” said Hale. “Being raised in Springdale (Chickendale), I also know how important it is to our local communities. That’s why I was excited when Hugg & Hall was able to be a part of the Poultry Federation and the Poultry Festival. This weekend’s festival is a great way to show our support for the ones we do business with every day, while having a little fun.”
The event was structured to offer a variety of fun-filled events which provided opportunities to network, socialize and team build, according to the TPF website. Festival activities included a golf tournament, a trap shoot, a fishing tournament, a ladies luncheon, a scholarship auction, a wing eating contest, a barbecue contest and more.
TPF is a multi-state trade organization representing the poultry and egg industry in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, according to their website. TPF promotes and protects the interests of the industry and is a unified voice before the state governments. Every segment of the poultry and egg industry is represented within TPF membership and there are 22 poultry and egg company members and more than 350 allied members.
The Hugg & Hall team was honored to be a part of the 60th Annual Poultry Festival, thanks TPF for hosting such a great event and congratulates Spencer Hale for the well-earned recognition!
Learn more about TPF and their annual event at: www.thepoultryfederation.com