The 2010 Catfish Farmers of America Annual Convention was held February 28-March 2, 2010 at the Mills House Hotel in downtown Charleston. More than 100 catfish farmers from across the Southeast met to discuss the current state of the industry and create solutions for various challenges.
“A great highlight of the CFA Annual Awards luncheon is recognizing distinguished farmers who have made valuable contributions to the catfish industry,” said Roger Barlow, executive vice president of Catfish Farmers of America and president of The Catfish Institute (TCI). “Each year, a deserving producer is named as Catfish Farmer of the Year from the three state associations. This honor gives outstanding catfish farmers national recognition for their contributions to our industry.”
Will Pearce was named Alabama Catfish Farmer of the Year. Joey Lowery was named Arkansas Catfish Farmer of the Year and Ed Pentecost was named Mississippi Catfish Farmer of the Year.
The Catfish Farmers of America (CFA) Organization represents the farmers, processors, feed mills, researchers and suppliers of the U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish industry.