by Luke Jones
Posted 1/14/2013 12:00 am
Updated 2 years ago
The American Poultry Historical Society has announced it would induct Jack England, founder of Rison’s England Farm Inc., into the American Poultry Hall of Fame.
According to a news release, England will be inducted on Jan. 29 during the International Poultry Expo in Atlanta. Up to five individuals at three-year intervals are inducted into the Hall of Fame.
After serving in World War II as a pilot in the Air Force, England, now 91, entered the poultry industry in 1955 with four chicken houses and a flock of turkeys. His farm later became known for its egg brokerage service, which purchases broiler hatching eggs and transports them to poultry companies around the world.
England eggs now travel to several countries and regions, including Canada, North Africa, South America, Europe, Mexico, the Philippines, the Middle East and the Caribbean. The $11 million 1988 Middle East contract in particular saw England supplying 40 million eggs to that region.
England’s son, Jay, now runs the company.
Among past inductees is the late Don Tyson, founder of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale.