Nick Smith of Jones-Hamilton Company and Dana Summerour of Intralox were named “2015 Sales Representatives of the Year” by The Poultry Federation (TPF) of Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma, during the 56th Annual Poultry Festival, held in Rogers, Arkansas on June 19-20. The award has been presented by TPF since 1970 and recognizes the contributions of the association’s Allied members to the poultry and egg industry. Allied members are those companies who provide products and/or services to the poultry and egg industry.
Nominees are recommended based on their outstanding industry support and their customer service to our poultry member companies and the association. Presenting the award this year was TPF’s current Board of Directors and Marvin Childers, TPF President. Summerour was chosen as the sales representative from the Processing side and Smith was chosen as the sales representative from the Live Production side.
About Nick Smith
Nick Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business from Arkansas Tech University and has been involved in the poultry industry his entire career. Smith has been a broiler service tech, a feed mill manager, a feed delivery manager and a contract broiler manager for two of the largest poultry companies in Arkansas.
In 2004 he left the poultry company side and joined one of our most active Allied Member companies as a sales rep. Just a few of the comments from his nomination forms include: “Nick is always willing to assist in the field, office or classroom when we need help. He is helpful in training sessions during grower meetings in an effort to help improve performance. Nick is always willing to go to the field and assist producers when we make the request. He is well received and respected by our management staff as well as the producers and he represents his company well. Nick is very active in the PIC meetings and he and his company are longtime supporters of The Poultry Federation and the Poultry Science Center at the University of Arkansas.”
When Nick is not working or hunting, he operates his cow and calf operation in Marshall, Arkansas. He and his wife Kathy have two children, Hannah (13) and Lucas (10).