James B. Powell Named to Animal Sciences Hall of Fame
James B. Powell,
a native of Clark County, Kentucky, was named to the Animal Sciences
Hall of Fame for his work as a leader in the poultry industry of
Powell entered the poultry business in 1952. He began his venture
with Bev Yieser, operating hatcheries and layer operations.
James Powell never lost faith that Kentucky was a good place
to successfully produce poultry and eggs. He never missed an op
to promote Kentucky while in positions of national leadership,
said Tony Pescatore, poultry Extension specialist in the College
of Agriculture. Kentucky is fortunate to have someone like
him who has worked so long and hard for the improvement of the Kentucky
poultry industry and the welfare of his fellow poultry men.
Powell emerged as a leader for the poultry industry and in 1957
was a charter board member of the Kentucky Poultry Federation. He
still serves on the board of this organization as its secretary-treasurer.
He has also served as vice president and president.
Powell has been active in the Kentucky Egg Marketing Board, serving
numerous three-year terms as a governor-appointed board member.
He was also instrumental in the creation of the Kentucky Egg Council
and the development of a strong egg marketing program in Kentucky.
At the national level, Powell has served on the Board of Directors
of the United States Poultry and Egg Association (USPEA) for 16
years, and was its chairman in 1993. In 1998 he received the highest
honor given by USPEA the Workhorse of the Year
award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the
Powell, a 1996 inductee of the Kentucky Poultry Hall of Fame, remains
active in the marketing of eggs and provides a valuable service
to the UK Research Farm by purchasing the eggs produced at the farm.
A Year of Thanks
On September 8, 2001 the College of Agriculture celebrated the highlight of this year of alumni activities with its annual Roundup. The week-long series of 18 events is a celebration of this Colleges relationship to its alumni and friends, staff, and the related organizations that help support its mission.
Roundup is a way for the College to say thank you for your tireless voluntary activities in support of your University and College. I believe everyone who attended had a great time. I also know that those who were unable to attend missed lots of good fellowship and fun. Be sure to put next years Roundup, September 14, 2002, on your calendar now.
his Ambassador issue of the magazine contains several features on our Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) Department. As you read, youll discover how this department is evolving and what it is looking to accomplish in the future.
Fortunately, BAE is the beneficiary of some generous donors. Former department chair Joe Ross and his wife, Sue, are setting the stage for endowed support of the department. Their Charitable Remainder Trust will create an endowment that will provide future, ongoing support for BAE. Frank Woeste, B.S. 71 and M.S. 73 from UK, has been making ongoing annual gifts in support of the BAE senior engineering award program. These and other donors provide that margin of excellence required to assist a good academic department and make it great. We salute them and all who join them and say thank you.
The Universitys capital campaign now has been underway nearly three and a half years. As of August 31, 2001 the University had received $414,022,263 of its $600 million goal. The College of Agriculture as of the August 31 had received $41,595,176 of its $54.5 million goal.
By the time you read this issue, our annual giving campaign will be well underway. We will be asking you for your support. Last years receipts broke all previous giving records, exceeding $100,000 in phonathon gifts for the first time. Please consider the many benefits derived from your association with the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky, and give generously once again.
Left to right, front row: Danielle Hutchins, Rebecca Jackson, Amanda
Ferguson, Sarah Barr, Erin Shultz, Mary McCain. Second row: Amanda
Osborne, Katie Wetzel, Christina Bowles, Ruth Belfower, Marsha Bush,
Anthony Koch, Fatima Wazir. Third row: Jason Ward, Josh Long, Tim
Greis, Matt Bacon, Jason Headrick, Aaron Miller, Chad Carney. Back
row: Stephanie Goode, Charley Stinnett, Chrissie Pflipsen, Doug
Ag Alumni Association
January 9, 2002
Come meet and eat with us, then walk over to Rupp Arena for the basketball game. It will be a classic cat and dog fight, as the UK Wildcats take on Georgias Bulldogs.