Posted: Monday, September 23rd 2013 at 3:29pm
Howell inducted into Egg Comm. Hall of Fame
By Ken Stanford Staff
Robert Howell, center, served as president of the Georgia Egg Commission for four years and as its executive director for 34 years.
The retiring president of the Georgia Egg Commission, Gainesville native Robert Howell, has been inducted into the commission's hall of fame.
Howell has served as the commissionís president for the last four years and was its executive director for some 34 years. He also directed the activities of the stateís egg trade group, the Georgia Egg Association.
He called his induction into the hall of fame "a wonderful conclusion to my career with the egg industry."
Howell has served as a state representative for the nationís egg promotional agencies on the American Egg Board and as president of the Georgia 4-H Advisory Council and the Metro Atlanta AG Communicatorsí Club. He was twice named as a Friend of Extension by the University of Georgiaís Cooperative Extension Service, was made an honorary member of FFA, FHA, and AGHON (the University of Georgiaís Agricultural Honor Society). In addition, he was the recipient of the Family and Consumer Sciences Alumni Associationís Appreciation Award and the Georgia Egg Commissionís Golden Egg Award.
Hall of Fame members have been chosen every three years but, with the recent termination of the Commissionís program (see earlier story; link below) Howell will be the last honoree. Howell joins eleven other industry leaders who have been selected to the Hall since its formation in 1981.
Commission chairman Dennis Hughes made the announcement and presented Howellís family with a portrait in his honor and a Waterford crystal egg to commemorate the event. Portraits of the Hall of Fame members are displayed as a part of the Georgia Egg Commissionís exhibit at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village in Tifton.
Link: Ga. Egg Commission ceases operation
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