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By Sara LandisThe Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Billy M. Hargis, veterinarian and director of the Poultry Health
Lab for the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science at the University of Arkansas
System Division of Agriculture, has been named a Fellow of the Poultry Science Association.
Hargis was recognized at the PSA annual meeting held recently in Louisville.
The title of Fellow is the highest recognition PSA can bestow on a member and is granted
for professional distinction and contributions to the field of poultry science without
concern to longevity. A unanimous vote by the board of directors of PSA is required
to elect any nominee as a Fellow.
“I was deeply honored to be nominated and elected by my peers for this recognition,”
Hargis said. “I have been blessed to be surrounded by incredible students, colleagues,
technical staff and administrative support during my career, and I attribute this
recognition very largely to them.”
Hargis joined the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science in 2000. His research interests
are poultry health, food safety intervention and poultry immunology and endocrinology.
The poultry science department and the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science include
a complex of teaching, research and extension facilities at the Arkansas Agricultural
Research and Extension Center and the John W. Tyson Poultry Science Building on campus.
The department provides the curriculum for B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs.
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative
action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need
materials in another format, please contact your County Extension office (or other
appropriate office) as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons
regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin,
religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any
other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Media Contact: Mary HightowerDir. of Communication ServicesU of A Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) email@example.com