Childers Elected President of Poultry Federation

Outgoing state Rep. Marvin Childers has been named president of The Poultry Federation, according to Ken Primm of OK Farms, chairman of the federation's board.
Childers, who represented District 77 in the state House of Representatives from 2001 to 2006, has practiced law with Friday Eldredge & Clark since 2000.
Childers, who lives in Little Rock, was born on a farm in Cooter, Mo. Before to joining the Friday firm, he developed a general practice in Blytheville, where he was a partner with Burrow Harlan and Childers. He succeeds Morril Harriman, who resigned to become chief of staff for Gov.-elect Mike Beebe.
"We are pleased that Marvin will be serving as president and chief lobbyist for the poultry industry," Primm said in a news release. "We are confident that his agricultural background and his legal and legislative experience will continue to move us forward in promoting our industry in Arkansas, as well as Missouri and Oklahoma."
The Poultry Federation is a three-state trade organization representing the poultry and egg industries in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Offices are in Little Rock; Jefferson City, Mo.; and Oklahoma City, Okla.