American Poultry Historical Society, Inc.

Preserving the Poultry Industry of the Past For the Future


Hall of Fame status is conferred upon not more than five persons every three years. They are selected by a broadly based committee of poultry industry and institutional persons from nominations submitted to the Society. The basis for selection is the effect their work and accomplishments have had on the poultry industry of North America. The first awards were handed out in 1953. The recipient's etching are stored in Atlanta GA and placed on display during the annual International Production and Processing Expo which draws 30,000 visitors. The etchings, along with a brief biography recognizing their life time accomplishments and contributions to the poultry industry. The collections at the belonging to the Historical Society that have been in the National Agricultural Library make it a unique resource with many materials not available anywhere else in the world.
The Poultry Industry Hall of Fame currently includes 103 Canadian and U.S. industry leaders representing organizational leaders, educators, and industry innovators from commercial companies.
Poultry Pioneers and Legends • In recognition of outstanding individuals who have significantly contributed to the poultry industry the Society works to compile a listing of those for consideration by the society to be included in its listing of Pioneers and Legends. Many of these individuals have become inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Hall Of Fame Nomination and Selection • See the Hall of Fame Link on this site for Nomination Form or if you would like to nominate someone who has made substantial contributions to the Poultry World for the Poultry Hall of Fame for the 2022 award induction and would like to receive more information or a complete nomination packet, then contact: Dr. Michelle Hall: Cell Phone 864-885-2197; E-mail: mahall@clemson.edu; or by mail at 198 Melissa Drive, Walhalla, SC 29691. A downloadable form is available at this link to the file aphs.HOFnom form 2024.pdf or aphs.HOFnom form 2024.doc .
Inductees by Year or Last Name.