The Complete List of US Poultry Associations by State

Poultry farming stands as a cornerstone of agricultural traditions and economic vitality. Whether you’re a seasoned poultry farmer, an aspiring enthusiast, or simply someone curious about the avian agriculture landscape, navigating the plethora of resources available can be a daunting task. We’re here to help with this comprehensive list of US poultry associations.

As we embark on this comprehensive journey, it’s important to note that while our mission was to encompass associations from coast to coast, there are a few states where we were unable to uncover specific poultry associations. States such as Arizona, Idaho, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, and Washington currently elude our list. However, the absence of associations in these states should not diminish the importance of poultry farming within their borders. We remain optimistic that as the poultry community continues to flourish, these gaps will be filled with vibrant associations championing the cause.

Alabama Poultry & Egg Association

Mission Statement: The mission of the Alabama Poultry and Egg Association is to serve the common interest of the Alabama poultry industry through education, communication, research and public affairs involvement.

Alaska – Last Frontier Poultry Association

Mission Statement: The Last Frontier Poultry Association is Alaska’s only poultry association. Our goal is to promote pure bred poultry, educate members about raising and breeding healthy birds, and connect Alaska’s poultry people.

Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma: The Poultry Federation

Mission Statement: To maintain government relations for our members and to carry out the purposes of the organization, which are to promote and protect all poultry interests relating to production, distribution, merchandising and consumption of poultry and poultry products; to disseminate information relating to the various phases of the poultry industry in order to improve and expand markets; to increase efficiency in production and marketing; to encourage and support research in production and marketing of poultry; and to encourage and support youth programs in poultry work.

American Association of Avian Pathologists

Mission Statement: AAAP facilitates member collaboration to advance science-based knowledge, expertise, and education on poultry health, welfare, and food safety.

American Association of Meat Processors

Mission Statement: The American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP) is North America’s largest meat trade organization. It is the mission of AAMP to provide quality service, knowledge through education, regulatory representation, and networking opportunities for our members.

American Egg Board

Mission Statement: The American Egg Board’s mission is to support America’s egg farmers and increase demand for eggs and egg products.

American Farm Bureau Federation

Mission Statement: The American Farm Bureau Federation is the Voice of Agriculture®. We are farm and ranch families working together to build a sustainable future of safe and abundant food, fiber and renewable fuel for our nation and the world.

American Feed Industry Association

Mission Statement: The AFIA is committed to representing the total feed industry, as a key segment of the food chain, and member companies’ interests with one industry leadership voice on matters involving federal and state legislation and regulation; keeping members informed of developments important to them; creating opportunities to network and address common issues and interacting with key stakeholders essential to the success of the feed and animal agriculture industries.

American Poultry Historical Society

Mission Statement:

• to find, collect and preserve records with pictures, materials, and objects connected with the development of the Poultry Industry of America,
• to make available its great history to this and future generations,
• to honor or recognize persons for outstanding achievement or leadership in the industry

American Soybean Association

Mission Statement: To advocate for U.S. soy farmers on policy and trade.

American Society of Animal Science

Mission Statement: The American Society of Animal Science fosters the discovery, sharing and application of scientific knowledge concerning the care and responsible use of animals to enhance animal and human health and well-being.

Animal Agriculture Alliance

Mission Statement: We safeguard the future of animal agriculture and its value to society by bridging the communication gap between the farm and food communities. We connect key food industry stakeholders to arm them with responses to emerging issues. We engage food chain influencers and promote consumer choice by helping them better understand modern animal agriculture. We protect by exposing those who threaten our nation’s food security with damaging misinformation.

Animal Health Institute

Mission Statement: The Animal Health Institute (AHI) represents the companies that develop and produce animal medicines. Our industry is a global leader whose products improve the health of nearly 10 billion companion and food-producing animals in the U.S., which results in significant economic and social benefits for Americans.

California Poultry Federation

Mission Statement: “Through united work and action, promote the California Poultry Industry and its ability to responsibly produce and market the highest quality poultry food products in a competitive manner.”

Chicken & Egg Association of Minnesota

Mission Statement: “To unite, represent and promote the broiler and egg industries in Minnesota.”

Colorado Egg Producers

Colorado Egg Producers believe in proper stewardship to our communities and our chickens. We use scientific principles in our production practices to produce a safe and wholesome product for consumers while adhering to the best possible animal husbandry standards.

Connecticut Poultry Association

The CPA is the voice of the Connecticut poultry industry.

Delaware, Eastern Maryland & Virginia – Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc

Mission Statement: To be the Delmarva chicken industry’s voice as the premier membership association focusing on advocacy, education and member relations.

Egg Farmers of Ontario

Mission Statement: The mission of Egg Farmers of Ontario is to provide consumers with a supply of safe, high-quality eggs at a fair price and a return to egg and pullet farmers achieved through fair farm pricing, within a stable national supply management system. 

Egg Nutrition Center

Mission Statement: ENC is a credible source of nutrition and health science information and the acknowledged leader in research and education related to eggs.

Federation of Animal Science Societies

Mission Statement: FASS specializes in providing services to science-focused organizations, allowing them to function more efficiently as a group than as individual units. FASS promotes education and research by bringing together scientists and educators in animal agriculture and facilitating the dissemination of scientific and technical information to users through publications and scientific meetings. Through the FASS Science Policy Committee (SPC), FASS advocates for science-based policy making, increased funding for animal agriculture research, and the importance of animal science and animal scientists in ensuring humane, sustainable, profitable and safe animal food production. FASS holds 501(c)(3) non-profit status.

Food Marketing Institute

Mission Statement: As the food industry association, FMI works with and on behalf of the entire industry to advance a safer, healthier and more efficient consumer food supply chain.

Food Northwest

Mission Statement: Recruit, Collaborate, and Educate to Attract Talent to the Food Industry.

Florida – Panhandle Poultry Club

The purpose of the Panhandle Poultry Club is to encourage and promote interest in purebred poultry through selective breeding, exhibition and through the sharing of knowledge; to promote and breed towards the standards of the American Poultry Association and the American Bantam Association.

Georgia Poultry Federation

Mission Statement: Represent and safeguard the interests of Georgia’s poultry industry at the state and federal level on legislative and regulatory issues.

Global Cold Chain Alliance

Mission Statement: Grow the industry and lead the cold chain.

Grocery Manufacturers Association

Mission Statement: to champion growth and innovation for the industry whose products consumers depend on every day.

National Chicken Council

Mission Statement:  The National Chicken Council (NCC) is the national, non-profit trade association whose primary purpose is to serve as the advocate and voice for the U.S. broiler chicken industry in Washington, D.C. 

Hawaii – Meat and Poultry Association of Hawaii

No mission statement available.

Central Illinois Poultry Club

CIPC was founded in 1997 with the interest of our future poultry fanciers in mind.

Indiana State Egg Board

Mission Statement: The Indiana State Egg Board is charged with regulating the sale and commerce of shell eggs in Indiana.  The program is overseen by a Governor appointed Board which represents the various segments of the shell egg industry. We are associated with Purdue University and are housed in the Department of Animal Sciences. Our staff consists of field personnel that conduct inspections at retail and wholesale locations across the state.

Indiana State Poultry Association

Mission Statement: The objective of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) is to provide a cooperative Industry-State-Federal program which works toward the improvement of poultry and poultry products throughout the country.

International Association for Food Protection

Mission Statement: To provide food safety professionals worldwide with a forum to exchange information on protecting the food supply.

International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses

Mission Statement: IARW promotes excellence in the global temperature-controlled warehouse and logistics industry.

International Egg Commission

Mission Statement: Established in 1964, The International Egg Commission is a membership organisation dedicated to the global egg industry. We keep members up to date with the latest developments in production, nutrition, and marketing to support business decision-making and development.

International Poultry Council

Mission Statement:

We bring together poultry industry stakeholders from across the globe to build relationships and gain a better understanding of shared challenges;

We represent the whole value chain from farm to fork, from genetics to consumption;

We create a pre-competitive agenda that leverages the strengths and resources of national organizations;

We speak as a unified and harmonized voice of the poultry sector.

Iowa Egg Council

Mission Statement: Iowa Egg Council creates opportunities to increase the value and consumption of eggs and egg products.

Iowa Poultry Association

Mission Statement: THE ASSOCIATION ACTIVELY RAISES CONFIDENCE IN THE POULTRY COMMUNITY THROUGH LEADERSHIP, SUPPORT, ADVOCACY, AND EDUCATION.

Iowa Turkey Federation

Mission Statement: We are committed to raising awareness of the importance of agriculture in our state and the role turkeys provide in supporting our farm families, while feeding America.

Kentucky Poultry Federation

The Kentucky Poultry Federation was organized in 1957 as a civic and educational non-profit corporation. The federation exists for the purpose of fostering, promoting and encouraging the improvement of production and marketing of all types of poultry, poultry products, eggs and egg products in Kentucky. The Kentucky Egg Council coordinates all promotional activities of eggs and egg products. The Federation acts as the industry liaison with the University of Kentucky, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the Kentucky State Legislature, the American Egg Board, the National Chicken Council, and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association.

Louisiana Poultry Federation

Mission Statement: The Louisiana Poultry Federation’s motto “Working for a Greater Poultry Industry in Louisiana” has remained effective throughout the history of the Louisiana Poultry Federation.

Louisiana Egg Commission

Mission Statement: To educate consumers of all ages on the nutritional value of egg and egg products. The Commission also approves and issues licenses to entities engaged in egg production and wholesale, and upholds and regulates all rules of the Commission.

Maine – University of Maine Cooperative Extension: Livestock

UMaine Cooperative Extension is your doorway to University of Maine expertise. For over 100 years, we’ve been putting university research to work in homes, businesses, farms, and communities — in every corner of Maine. Our educational efforts focus on the Maine Food System and Positive Youth Development through 4-H programs with a focus on the STEM disciplines.

We are part of the nationwide Cooperative Extension System, which works through the land-grant universities in each U.S. state. Maine’s land-grant university is in Orono at The University of Maine. In addition to our state offices in Orono, we have a network of county-based offices staffed by experts who provide practical, locally-based solutions for farmers, small business owners, kids, parents, consumers, and others.

Massachusetts – Northeast Poultry Congress

Congress is annually the largest poultry show in New England.

Michigan Allied Poultry Industries

Mission Statement: Michigan Allied Poultry is committed to the advancement and prosperity of the poultry industry through advocacy, education, collaboration and development.

Midwest Poultry Federation

Mission Statement: MPF’s primary purpose is to host an annual convention emphasizing on-farm poultry production. The convention’s goal is to offer cutting-edge information to attendees through a balanced offering of exhibits and educational workshops.

Minnesota Turkey Growers Association

Mission Statement: Minnesota is the number one producer of turkeys in the nation and is home to 600 turkey farms around the state. We provide the state with over $1 billion in economic activity and more than 26,000 jobs. Turkey farm families are passionate about raising locally-grown, wholesome and nutritious turkey for their families and yours. We welcome you to take a moment to learn more about our turkey farmers and why turkey should be a part of your daily meals.

Minnesota Turkey Research & Promotion Council

Mission Statement: Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council (MTRPC) discovers and shares healthy practices for its members and consumers by advancing strong research and public education.

Mississippi Poultry Association

Mission Statement: THE ASSOCIATION PROMOTES A POSITIVE BUSINESS CLIMATE FOR THE POULTRY INDUSTRY OF MISSISSIPPI THROUGH EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS IN GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS, EDUCATION, COMMUNICATION AND RESEARCH.

Missouri Egg Council

Mission Statement:

Promote the continued growth of Missouri agriculture and rural communities through coordinated communication, education and advocacy.

Missouri Farmers Care is a joint effort by Missouri’s farming and agriculture community to stand together for the men and women who provide the food and jobs on which our communities depend.

Montana Poultry Growers Association

As the coop continues to grow, the following goals help keep us on track:

* Minimize the health risk to consumers and increase product quality by providing training in the proper handling practices for poultry.

* Provide specialized processing equipment to meet the needs of developing small farm poultry enterprises in their market entry.

* Provide a model of a processing system and facility that meets state and federal requirements for the retail sale of poultry products.

National Corn Growers Association

Mission Statement: TO CREATE AND INCREASE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CORN GROWERS AS WE SEEK TO SUSTAINABLY FEED AND FUEL A GROWING WORLD.

National Grocers Association
Mission Statement: To ensure independent, community-focused retailers and wholesalers the opportunity to succeed and better serve the consumer through its policies, advocacy, programs and services.

National Poultry & Food Distributors Association

Mission Statement: To promote the Protein and Food Distributors, Processors, and Allied industries by bringing them together and providing forums to foster long-term business relationships.

National Poultry Improvement Plan

Mission Statement: The NPIP was initiated to help diminish the spread of Pullorum Disease, caused by Salmonella Pullorum which was rampant in the poultry industry and could cause upwards of 80% mortality in baby poultry. The program was later extended to include testing and monitoring for other poultry diseases.

National Renderers Association

Mission Statement: NARA advocates for a sustainable food chain, public health and the environment through the production and marketing of our members’ products and services.

National Turkey Federation

Mission Statement: Since 1940, NTF has served as the national advocate for America’s turkey industry, raising awareness for our members’ products while strengthening their ability to profitably and safely deliver wholesome, high-quality and nutritious food to consumers worldwide.

Nebraska Poultry Industries

Mission Statement: To foster, promote, improve and protect all branches of the poultry, turkey and egg industry; to coordinate the activities of all its member divisions of the poultry industry; and to act as their agent in promoting those things favorable to the poultry industry as a whole, or any part thereof.

Eastern New York State Poultry Association 

Promoting the interest of breeding and exhibition of purebred and fancy poultry for 52 years

Northern Nevada Poultry Fanciers Association

 The purpose of the NNPFA is to promote and support the vast and colorful world of poultry through education and exhibition of quality show birds.Our membership includes youth who are also involved in their communities through their local 4-H, FFA and other youth oriented groups.  The NNPFA works in partnership with these groups to better the quality of our membership as a whole.  These young people are the next generation of poultry fanciers and we have a lot to learn together! 

North American Meat Institute

Mission Statement: Connecting people and resources to strengthen trust in the food we produce.

North Carolina Egg Association

Mission Statement: North Carolina’s egg farmers invite you to learn more about where eggs come from and the efforts they make to take care of our communities, hens and planet.

North Carolina Poultry Federation

Mission Statement: Our mission is to create a favorable climate for business success for everyone involved in the poultry industry in North Carolina.

Ohio Poultry Association

Mission Statement: The Ohio Poultry Association (OPA) is a non-profit trade organization that represents more than 1,000 egg, chicken and turkey farmers across the state. Ohio’s egg and poultry farmers are committed to providing safe, high-quality, and affordable food products for families across the state and nation, and are integral members of their local communities. In addition, these farmers are dedicated to providing excellent care to their flocks and being responsible stewards of the land, air and water surrounding their farms.

Oregon State Poultry Center

The OSU Poultry Center is located at 4545 NW Harrison Boulevard, in Corvallis, Oregon. This farm is used primarily as a research facility. Therefore, experimental birds are used under the approval of OSU’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. In addition, experiments are performed in accordance to the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research in Training (2010) with biosecurity in mind. Therefore, public access is limited.

Pacific Egg & Poultry Association

Mission Statement: Through a united voice and cooperative actions, enhance the viability of the egg and poultry industries in the eleven Western States and Canada, and improve the ability of the industry to produce the highest quality food products.

PennAg Industries Association

 PennAg informs, educates and advocates for industry so agribusiness can grow and prosper.


The mission is achieved by monitoring regulations and legislation, networking among agricultural organizations, and educating decision-makers on the importance of agribusiness to the communities of the Commonwealth.

Poultry Federation

Mission Statement: To maintain government relations for our members and to carry out the purposes of the organization, which are to promote and protect all poultry interests relating to production, distribution, merchandising and consumption of poultry and poultry products; to disseminate information relating to the various phases of the poultry industry in order to improve and expand markets; to increase efficiency in production and marketing; to encourage and support research in production and marketing of poultry; and to encourage and support youth programs in poultry work.

Poultry Protein & Fat Council

Mission statement: To be the leading technical resource and advocate for the poultry rendering industry, serving its members through research, education, and promotional services.

Poultry Science Association

Mission Statement: An international society dedicated to advancing the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge in the poultry sciences.

Professional Animal Auditor Cert. Organization

Mission Statement: “PAACO’s vision is to be the authority on animal welfare auditing by providing high quality training and certification credentials for auditors and audits.

South Carolina Poultry Federation

Mission Statement: The mission of the SCPF is to preserve, promote and protect the activities that bring value to stakeholders of the poultry industry in the State of South Carolina.

Southeastern Grain & Feed Association

Mission Statement: The association serves its membership by monitoring sensitive issues that directly impact its members, notifying them, and assisting when applicable.

Tennessee Poultry Association

Mission Statement: The Tennessee Poultry Association works in partnership with growers, producers, companies, educators, researchers, universities, state agencies and agri-businesses to promote and protect the commercial poultry industry in the state.

Texas Poultry Federation

Mission Statement: Today, the Texas Poultry Federation and Affiliates are the only statewide poultry organizations in Texas working specifically and only for the poultry industry of the Lone Star State.

United Egg Producers

Mission statement: United Egg Producers (UEP) is a Capper-Volstead cooperative of U.S. farmers working collaboratively to address legislative, regulatory and advocacy issues impacting egg production – through active farmer-member leadership, a unified voice and partnership across the agriculture community.

US Animal Health Association

Mission Statement: The United States Animal Health Association develops and promotes sound animal health solutions for public good. 

US Grains Council

Mission statement: The U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC) mission is to develop markets, enable trade and improve lives.

US Poultry & Egg Association

Mission Statement: To increase the availability and constant improvement of the quality and safety of poultry products. To promote responsible practices in animal care and environmental stewardship.

USPOULTRY Foundation

Mission Statement: The Foundation’s mission is clear: Support the recruitment and training of the brightest students. Seek and fund scientific research.

Utah Poultry Association

The UFPA is a friendly group of fanciers promoting standard bred poultry throughout the intermountain west.

Specialty and national meets are invited.

Virginia Egg Council

Mission Statement: The Council promotes eggs as healthful, convenient, safe and an affordable contributor to a varied and nutritional diet.

West Virginia Poultry Association

To promote the Poultry industry in wv with educational programs and booth at wv state fair. Promote Poultry industry in wv.

Wisconsin Poultry & Egg Industries Association

Mission Statement: Our goal is to enhance the consumers’ knowledge and understanding of poultry meats and eggs as a nutritious, economical and safe source of food.

World Food Logistics Organization

Mission Statement: It is a scientific and educational foundation whose purpose is to advance the application of refrigeration technology for better preservation of food and commodities; develop and support research in the science of refrigeration; cooperate with government and private institutions in research activities; train and educate refrigerated warehouse/distribution personnel; and establish and make available a repository of scientific information specific to this industry.

World’s Poultry Science Association

Mission Statement: To create lasting solutions to malnourishment & social inequality by promoting poultry industry & its products. To create platform that educates, informs and inspires poultry science to all.

Wyoming Poultry Association

Our mission is to promote and protect the standard-bred poultry industry in the state of Wyoming. 

We will encourage and protect our state poultry shows as being the show window of our state, an education for both breeders and public, and a means of interesting young future breeders in taking up poultry. 

We will assist, encourage and educate the junior poultry youth/adult to the sound and practical value of standard-bred poultry and pure breeding.


From Alabama to Wyoming, the dedication and passion of these associations underscore the vital role poultry farming plays in our communities. The world of poultry is ever-evolving, and new associations are emerging every day to champion the cause.

We encourage our readers to explore the myriad resources provided by the associations listed, as well as to stay tuned for updates on burgeoning poultry communities in states where our search has yet to uncover specific organizations. Together, we celebrate the diversity, resilience, and shared commitment that define the American poultry landscape. May this guide be a valuable companion for poultry enthusiasts, farmers, and advocates alike, fostering a sense of community and collaboration in the ever-expanding world of avian agriculture.

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