SALISBURY, Md. – Jim Perdue, chairman and advertising spokesman for Perdue Farms, joins his father Frank Perdue in the American Poultry Historical Society’s Poultry Industry Hall of Fame. Jim Perdue was inducted into the hall of fame during a ceremony at the recent International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta; his father joined the hall of fame in 1995. They are the only father and son duo to receive the honor.
“Jim, like his father and grandfather (company founder Arthur W. Perdue), is an innovator and continues to manage Perdue Farms as a ‘premium protein company’ … and ‘has been a leader in producing totally antibiotics free chicken raised humanely,” reads the plaque presented to Perdue.
The American Poultry Historical Society inducts no more than five people into the hall of fame every three years. Honorees are selected by a broad-based committee of 39 poultry industry and institutional representatives from nominations submitted to the Society. The first awards were handed out in 1953.