Utah Poultry - Horace Nokes
Utah Poultry Growers Gather Today Full Program Slated for Three Days Opening with special women's and youth sessions, the seventeenth annual convention of the Utah Poultry Producers' Cooperative association will be under way Wednesday morning at the Hotel Utah. Including a meeting of the Utah Turkey Growers' association, the convention will last through Friday. Horace S. Nokes, association president, will conduct the women's section scheduled for 9 a. m. Mrs. Mary K. Mower of American Fork is chairman for the opening session. Speakers will be Miss Elna Miller, nutrition specialist of the Utah State Agricultural college extension service: Mrs. A. L. Stenburg of Salt Lake City, Mrs. John A. Fox of Springville and Mrs. Charles J. Wall of Venice. A panql discussion on "Producers' Problems" will wind up the session. Youth Session Wednesday Mr. Nokes also will preside at a youth session Wednesday at 2 p. m. Activities of 4-H clubs will feature talks by representatives of Future Farmers of America chapters in several Utah communities. Mark Nichols, state director of vocational agricultural education, is chairman. Wednesday's convention program will close with a local presidents' meeting and election of officers at 4:30 p. m. Officers' reports will open a session Thursday starting at 9 a. m., and the featured event will be an address by Adam S. Bennion, assistant to the president of the Utah Power and Light company. Other Talks Slated Other talks, including one by Carl Frischknecht, extension poul- tryman at Utah State Agricultural college, and musical numbers will highlight the program starting at 2 p. m. Thursday. With Arvil Scott, president, in charge, the Utah Turkey Growers' association will convene Friday at 9:30 a; m. Ralph S. Blackham will conduct an . afternoon session featuring talks by H. P. Griffin, field manager, and Herbert Beyers, secretary-manager of the Northwestern Turkey Growers' association. Officers of the Utah cooperative said members will be informed that a much larger volume of poultry was handled by the association In 1939 than in 1938, despite a general decline in the volume of poultry In Utah as a whole. Figures Given At the Salt Lake City plant according to Charles P. Rudd, assistant treasurer, 1,444,224 pounds of chickens were dressed, and at the American Fork plant approximately 750,000 pounds were handled. Clyde C. Edmonds, manager of the association and a member of the executive committee of the National Poultry Planning committee, will be one of the convention speakers. Adding interest to Wednesday's opening session for women will be a cake baking contest, officers announced.