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Tuesday, November 9, 1999

Environmental Lecture Series Continues November 30, Keith Reinhart, Perdue Farms Inc.

SALISBURY, MD--Dr. Keith Rinehart, vice president of environmental services at Perdue Farms Inc., talks about the “Environment and the 21st Century” on Tuesday, November 30, at 7 p.m. in Holloway Hall Auditorium at Salisbury State University.

Free and open to the public, Rinehart’s presentation is part of a fall lecture series at SSU examining environmental issues locally and globally.

Rinehart takes “a proactive approach to researching the issues and finding creative solutions for the environmental problems confronting the poultry and agricultural industries today.”

His responsibilities include overseeing a team of environmental management professionals who apply Perdue’s commitment to environmental stewardship throughout the company, as well as work to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements.

Rinehart, who has a unique combination of expertise in science, applied nutrition and poultry management, has made many contributions to the industry and to the discipline of poultry science.

A native of southwest Arkansas, Rinehart majored in poultry science at the University of Arkansas while working part-time at the university farm feedmill. He received a B.S. in 1961 and a master’s in poultry nutrition in 1964. In 1967, he earned a Ph.D. in animal science/biochemistry from Purdue University. He worked for 15 years in poultry nutrition--10 years at Ralston Purina in St. Louis and five years at Fieldale at Gainesville, GA--before joining Perdue Farms in 1982.

His first position at Perdue was director of nutrition. He was named vice president of technical services in 1985, and to his current position in 1998. His office is located at the company’s corporate headquarters in Salisbury.

Rinehart is active in industry organizations, having served as president of Delmarva Poultry Institute (DPI). In 1991, he received the DPI Distinguished Citizen Award. He served as president of the Poultry Science Association, and in 1995 received the title of Fellow.

Rinehart’s lecture is sponsored by SSU’s Faculty Cultural Affairs Committee and the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business. For more information call the Salisbury State Public Relations Office at 410-543-6030.

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