During the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association’s annual board meeting in Amelia Island, FL, acknowledgement was given to Dr. Charles Beard for his numerous contributions to the research program of USPOULTRY and its Foundation. The Association named a new research award after Dr. Beard in appreciation of these contributions. Dr. Beard served on the Foundation’s Research Advisory Committee for over 15 years. In 1993, he joined the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association staff as vice president of research and guided the research program for the next seventeen years.
The goal of the new Charles Beard Research Excellence Award is to recognize outstanding completed research projects, funded by USPOULTRY or the USPOULTRY Foundation, which have made a significant positive impact on the poultry industry. The award recipient will be chosen by majority vote of the Foundation Research Advisory Committee each year at its fall meeting.
The recipient will be the primary researcher who conducted the recognized research project, and the award will be presented at the International Poultry Scientific Forum. The award will be given by Dr. Beard and the Chairman of the Foundation Research Advisory Committee.
The recipient will receive transportation to and two nights lodging at the IPE in Atlanta, GA, as well as a $1,500 cash award. USPOULTRY will arrange travel and lodging for the recipient. Only one award will be given each year.