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Hulet Honored by Poultry Science Association

Posted: July 11, 2016

R. Michael Hulet has been selected as a Fellow of the Poultry Science Association; recognized during its 105th annual meeting.

R. Michael Hulet, Associate Professor of Poultry Science in Penn State's Department of Animal Science has been selected as a Fellow of the Poultry Science Association (PSA), the highest recognition PSA bestows upon a member. He will be formally honored on July 14 at PSA's awards celebration during its 105th annual meeting at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel in New Orleans, LA. Five PSA members were selected nationwide.

Dr. Terry Etherton, Head of the Department of Animal Science, said, "This national recognition for Mike underscores his dedication and commitment to the poultry industry. I am delighted that he has been selected for this distinguished award; this is a wonderful way to highlight the excellence he brings to our department."

Hulet said he felt honored and humbled to be recognized as a Fellow in the Poultry Science Association. He had served PSA as Secretary/Treasurer for six years and appreciates its efforts to further the science and management of a global poultry industry.

Hulet received both is B.S. and M.S. in Animal Science from Brigham Young University, and his Ph.D. in Poultry Science from Texas A&M University. He joined Penn State in 1993 after 12 years in the Poultry Science Department at Virginia Tech.

He provides leadership and information to the poultry meat industry on a state, national and international basis through research, evaluations of production practices and educational programs and reviews of management programs. He is the primary instructor and organizer of the Poultry Production and Management course for undergraduates.

He works in hatchery and incubation management, turkey management, broiler management, avian physiology, avian reproductive management and game bird management.

Others recognized as PSA Fellows are: C. Roselina Angel, Ph.D., University of Maryland; Nicholas M. Dale, Ph.D., University of Georgia; Joy A. Mench, Ph.D., University of California, Davis; Tom E. Porter, Ph.D., University of Maryland.

PSA is a professional organization consisting of approximately 1,700 educators, scientists, extension specialists, industry researchers, administrators, producers, and college students who are committed to advancing the poultry industry. Since 1908, PSA's members have contributed through their research to the growth of the poultry industry and the development of safer and more nutritious food products for the consumer.