EDWIN WILBUR WOODHOUSE
Ed Woodhouse was born February 1, 1936, in Mt Airy, North Carolina, to the late Wilbur B. and Eunice W. Woodhouse. He obtained an Associate of Arts degree from Louisburg College before graduating from Pfeiffer College in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Ed attended both institutions on athletic scholarships prior to assuming the role of Executive Director of the North Carolina Poultry Federation in
1969, he served in that same capacity with the North Carolina Democratic Party and with the North Carolina
Soil Drink Association He also served on the staff of Dan K. Moore during his successful run for Governor
of North Carolina.
Mr. Woodhouse has received a number of honors and awards during his career, including being named President of the Men’s Student Council at Louisburg and Pfeiffer Colleges; being named Pfeiffer College’s
"Alumr1i of the Year;" and the Distinguished Service Award from the North Carolina Poultry Federation.
During his 33-year tenure (1969-2002) as Executive Director of the North Carolina Poultry Federation, Woodhouse also served as Secretary-Treasurer of the NC Turkey Federation and of the NC Poultry ` Processors Association; Outside of his NCPF stall responsibilities, he helped North Carolina agriculture by c sewing on the North Carolina Legis1atureâ€™s Forestry, Agriculture and Seafood Legislative Study and Awareness Committee, and on the Agriculture Committee for the Alternative Energy Corporation He also served as President of the American Association of Poultry Federation Executives, as a board member of the NC Agribusiness Council, and on the Budget Review Committee of the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carrolina State University.
As the Executive Director of the North Carolina Poultry Federation, Ed was immensely helpful to the North Carolina poultry industry by continuous monitoring legislation that had the potential to having positive and/or negative impacts on various aspect of the industry. He was extremely well known to many members of the legislature and worked closely with them to enact legislation that was beneficial for the poultry industry at North Carolina agriculture. He also worked closely with faculty members at North Carrolina State University, with the North Carolina department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, as well as with numerous other agricultural organizations, such as the North Carolina Feed Industry Association, North Carolina Agribusiness Council, the North Carolina farm Bureau, and numerous other North Carolina commodity associations.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Woodhouse’s record of service to his community and his state is a distinguished one, as well. He served as a member of Governor Dan K. Moore’s Advisory Committee on State Beautification and as president of “keep North Carolina Clean and Beautiful” for four years. He also served on the North Carolina Kerr Reservoir Development Committee and the North Carolina Recreation Commission. He is a man of tremendous faith and is a committed Christian s in Action, and has served as an elder at Brooks Avenue Church of Christ in Raleigh, NC. He is married to Betty Smith Woodhouse and has three children and nine grandchildren.
Because of his long-term service and major contribution to the health and well-being of the North Carolina Poultry Industry, it is with great pleasure that the officers and Directors of the North Carolina Poultry Federation induct Ed Woodhouse into the North Carolina Poultry Hall of Fame on this 2nd day of November 2005.