This award is given to recognize PSA members for conducting an outstanding program of work in the area of poultry extension and outreach during a five-year period. This is an annual award and it was given during this year's PSA Virtual Annual Meeting.
The PSA announcement highlights Tabler's achievements throughout his career:
"Tabler is a Poultry Extension Professor at Mississippi State University. Tabler has been at Mississippi State for eight years. He grew up on a small farm in Booneville, AR and earned his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from the University of Arkansas. After completing his BS degree, he was a broiler service technician for five years at Pilgrim’s Pride in southwest Arkansas. He then worked on his wife’s family’s diversified cattle, poultry, and swine farm for 5 years before returning to the University of Arkansas in 1990 to manage the newly constructed Applied Broiler Research Farm for the Poultry Science Department and pursue his MS and PhD degrees. Tabler spent the next 21 years managing the Applied Broiler Research Farm. His research efforts focused on mortality composting, broiler lighting programs, litter management, environmental buffers, and sprinklers for cooling broilers. At Mississippi State, Tabler works mainly with the commercial poultry industry where his research efforts focus on composting poultry mortality, environmental management, poultry housing and ventilation, sprinklers for bird cooling, energy efficient lighting, litter management, and antibiotic alternatives in poultry diets. His Extension outreach efforts support Mississippi’s multi-billion-dollar commercial poultry and egg industries".
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