World Poultry Foundation

 

Randall Ennis, CEO of the World Foundation, gives the commencement address for the 2018 graduating class at Auburn University.

 

Randall Ennis, Auburn University Class of 1983
Randall Ennis, Auburn University Class of 1983

Randall Ennis, 1983 Auburn graduate and CEO of World Poultry Foundation, gave the commencement address to the 2018 graduating classes in Agriculture, Education, Forestry and Wildlife, and for  the Harbert School of Business. President Leath introduced Mr. Ennis as a true Auburn man who embodies The Auburn Creed .

“Other than your wedding day and the birth of your kids (and maybe winning the lottery), this is one of the most memorable and important days of your lives,” Ennis told the graduates.

Ennis said he has made many mistakes in his life, but one thing he knows he will never regret is the day he set foot on the campus in 1979. He said his time on The Plains taught him many lessons and gave him the sound fundamentals to go on and have a successful business career.

“When faced with obstacles and you get frustrated, just be patient,” Ennis said. “Allow yourself the time to make sound, rational decisions.”

Ennis told the graduates that in addition to having patience, they must have confidence. He congratulated the class for achieving a milestone that only three out of 10 Americans has done. They received their college degree.

Ennis challenged that feeding the world will be one of the top issues this graduating class will face. “It isn’t just the responsibility of the agricultural community to solve these problems but will take the contributions from other disciplines as well. Contributions from the business and technology communities will be crucial through innovations such as Block chain technology.

Your generation sometimes gets a hard rap in the media, but I firmly believe that it is your generation who will change the world. The decisions you make, and the values that you determine, will set the course for generations to come”.

Ennis ended his address with this challenge, “To be the best you can be and a successful leader, don’t just simply follow the path of those before you, but make your own path for those behind you”.

 

 

Poultry science alum to give
Auburn commencement address May 6

 

By Laura Cauthen, Auburn University College of Agriculture

 

Randall Ennis, Auburn University Class of 1983, CEO World Poultry FoundationRandall Ennis, a 1983 Auburn University poultry science graduate who serves as CEO of the World Poultry Foundation, will deliver the keynote address during Auburn’s spring 2018 commencement ceremonies set for Sunday, May 6, in the Auburn Arena.

He will speak at both the 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. ceremonies. The earlier ceremony will be for the College of Agriculture, the College of Education and the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, with the later ceremony for the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business.

Ennis spent more than 30 years in the poultry industry before accepting the World Poultry Foundation position in 2015. The nonprofit foundation, headquartered in Atlanta, has a mission to solve hunger and poverty issues through the production and consumption of poultry, while empowering farmers.

 

US Foundation Works to End
African Poverty with Chickens

 

The World Poultry Foundation has a $21.4 million grant from the Gates Foundation
and a passion to improve lives in rural Africa with poultry.

 

By Gary Thornton, WATT Poultry USA Magazine

 

Can the World Poultry Foundation (WPF) take a $21.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and, in four years, improve incomes and nutrition for millions of smallholder chicken farmers in rural Africa?

That’s the challenge for the team leading the World Poultry Foundation, which is working in rural Nigeria and Tanzania to empower smallholder farmers — especially women — to earn higher incomes and improve the nutrition of their families through poultrygrowing enterprises.

 

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World Poultry Foundation Launches New Website

 

From WATTAgNet.com

 

The World Poultry Foundation launched its new website recently as part of its rebranding initiative.

Rebranding was implemented in 2015, when the World Poultry Foundation (WPF) was renamed from the unwieldy USAPEEC International Poultry Development Program (UIPDP). WPF also hired Randall Ennis, former CEO of Aviagen, as its new CEO.

The organization began its rebranding effort in 2015, acting on recommendations from a strategic planning retreat for its board of directors. In addition to the name change and hire of CEO, the WPF adopted a new logo.

 

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World Poultry Foundation Names Its New CEO

 

From PoultryWorld.net

 

Randall Ennis, former CEO of the Aviagen Group, has been named president of the World Poultry Foundation, previously known as the USAPEEC International Poultry Development Program (UIPDP).

 

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