Earl J Skahill, took the award following a 44-year career that has ranged from beef and cattle feeding operations in the Midwest, through to export offices in Asia, and finally his own meat distribution company in Colorado.
The Distinguished Service Award is presented to members of the industry who have worked with special dedication for the industry and the federation and have shown outstanding leadership and contributions in the achievement of USMEF’s export goals.
Skahill said: “I am very proud of this award, and proud that it’s coming from USMEF. Exporting was the highlight of my whole career. I enjoyed it more than running meat packing and processing plants or any of the many other things I’ve done in this industry.”