Board of Directors

The 2016-17 Midwest Poultry Federation Board of Directors represents 10 member poultry organizations. These people volunteer their time to maintain a strong MPF and to ensure a successful annual convention.

All proceeds generated by the MPF Convention are donated to various poultry organizations for research and educational activities as well as back to MPF’s member organizations listed below.


  • Bruce Eastlund (President)
    Allied Representative, ILC Resources
  • Greg Nelson (Vice President)
    Kansas Poultry Association

  • Ben Thompson (Treasurer)
    Illinois Poultry Industries

  • Darrin Karcher (Past President)
    Formerly with Michigan Allied Poultry Industries


  • Scott Waldner
    Chicken & Egg Association of Minnesota
  • James T. Dean
    Iowa Poultry Association
  • Pete Rothfork
    Minnesota Turkey Research
    & Promotion Council

  • Bill Claybaugh
    Nebraska Poultry Industries
  • Bob Drake
    South Dakota Poultry Industries Association
  • Jan Schock
    Wisconsin Hatcheries Association

  • Louis Arrington
    Wisconsin Poultry
    & Egg Industries Association
  • Sandi Hofmann
    Allied Representative, Aviagen Turkeys
  • Ross Thoreson
    Allied Representative, Best Veterinary Solutions

2017 Diamond & Platinum Sponsors

  • Klarion, From Spraying Solutions
  • Zoetis Diamond Sponsor MPF

  • Central Life Sciences
  • Diamond V Platinum Sponsor MPF
  • Farmer Automatic Platinum Sponsor MPF
  • HyLine North America Platinum Sponsor MPF
  • Nutriad logo - web
  • Aviagen Turkeys
  • Star Labs / Primalac
  • Merck Logo