From the Field


July Visit to Nigeria

In July, I had the privilege of traveling to Nigeria with Mike Welch, the World Poultry Foundation’s Vice Chairman. Together, we visited Nigeria to meet with our partner in the African Poultry Multiplication Initiative project. We are pleased with the progress and the impact of the project is now ...

Dedicated to supporting growers

You never know what you’ll encounter when traveling through Africa to assist growers and poultry producers.  This light-hearted story of mishap was shared with our managing director, Richard Fritz, and comes from Tanzania.  We think it illustrates how dedicated to supporting growers our leadership, teams and contractors are, so ...

Checking in on Projects in East Africa

I’ve just returned from visiting Tanzania along with Mike Welch, who serves as Vice Chairman of the World Poultry Foundation. Our May trip allowed us to see first-hand the African Poultry Management Initiative’s progress in Tanzania, which is going very well. We attended the World Poultry Foundation’s ...

Randall Ennis, CEO, gives the commencement address for the 2018 graduating class at Auburn University

This article originated at Auburn University College of Agriculture and was featured in the college newspaper, The Plainsman.   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. ...

Mark Hickman Recognized for Service to the World Poultry Foundation

Contact: Ashley Wiskirchen | Communications & Marketing   Stone Mountain, Georgia. — In April 2018 Eric Joiner, Chairman of the World Poultry Foundation Board of Directors, presented Mark Hickman with an award for distinguished service to the foundation. The Hickman family’s legacy and rich history in poultry has no doubt shaped Mark’...

Poultry science alum to give Auburn commencement address May 6

This article appears in full in The Season from the College of Agriculture at Auburn University.  Read the full article here.   By Laura Cauthen, Auburn University College of Agriculture Randall Ennis, a 1983 Auburn University poultry science graduate who serves as CEO of the World Poultry Foundation, will deliver the ...

Working alongside Ethiochicken in Ethiopia

We recently visited Ethiopia to conduct project assessment with EthioChicken. The World Poultry Foundation staff, along with veterinarians from Merck Animal Health (South Africa) and Aviagen, visited the Ethiopian poultry operations together. The team examined brooding units which are producing Sasso birds. The group was reviewing production practices and biosecurity ...

WPF Sponsors Training in Ethiopia

On the road in Ethiopia, I’ve been involved with the continued sponsorship of our training and education programs with local poultry operations. This week, the World Poultry Foundation sponsored a two-day training workshop aimed at field extension agents and veterinarians stationed here. It was great to see these professionals ...