H. CONNOR KENNETT
1902 - 1962
Herman Connor Kennett was born in Guilford County, North Carolina, and was a dedicated leader and promoter of the poultry industry.
Mr. Kennett graduated from Pleasant Garden High School in 1920, received a B.S. degree in Poultry Science from North Carolina State in 1924, and a M.S. degree in Poultry Science in 1926. He worked for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture from 1926 through 1932. He became manager of the Poultry Department of Central Carolina Farmers Cooperative in 1932 and Assistant General Manager in 1945.
Connor Kennett found time to serve effectively in many capacities in the poultry industry as well as in other organizations. He served as President of the North Carolina Poultry Council, director and president of the National Broiler Council, and director and president of the Southeastern Poultry and Egg Association. He also served on the National Poultry Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Agriculture.
Mr. Kennett was a true pioneer in North Carolina poultry industry, and the North Carolina Poultry Federation is pleased to honor him as a member of the North Carolina Poultry Hall of Fame.