|Dave Anderson, Kim Cook and Bill Patterson at the 2007 poultry show|
I have submitted my name as a candidate for President in the 2014 election. I believe the upcoming years will be critical for the APA and require proven leadership with a strong business background. I have such a back-ground and served as President of the APA from 2006 - 2010. Those were trying times and I would refer to the progress made during those years as a testament to my capabilities.
The association is in an enviable position at this time with a strong financial footing and a vigorous Board of Directors. There are many opportunities available such as a heritage breed/flock certification program and the potential of poultry-based television programs that, if handled correctly, can greatly benefit the APA. In addition, we are in the middle of a three year program to significantly improve the quality of our Yearbook and we have begun the preliminary work on the next edition of the Standard of Perfection. In other words there are a lot of positive things happening.
As always, we have an unwavering focus on promoting and protecting the standard-bred poultry industry and supporting and encouraging poultry shows as the show window of our industry. I would be proud to serve in a position of leadership for this cause if the membership so desires.