ASSOCIATION NOTES Milton Y. Dendy Milt’s extension efforts were instrumental in facilitating that growth. He was a legend in 4-H poultry judging circles. Retiring from UGA in 1977, Milt continued to be active professionally consulting for many years for Milton Y. Dendy passed away on November 14, 2017. the World Bank on poultry projects in Romania, Nige- He was 102. Born May 17, 1915 in Marshal County, Al- ria, Spain, Jamaica, Kenya, China, Saudi Arabia, Al- abama, he grew up on a small farm near Boaz. As most geria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, and Egypt. farms of that era, the crops and livestock raised were Milt served as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Southern diverse and included a laying flock of Black Minorca Poultry Science Society (SPSS) from 1980–1992. SPSS hens that were the beginnings of his interest in poul- named its keynote lecture series in his honor in 1998. try. During World War II, Milt served in the US Army Milt was admired for his sense of humor, hum- and saw action in Algeria, Tunisia, Sardinia, Corsica, ble nature, kindness, gentleness, and decency. When and France. After the war he earned BS and MS de- asked about the secret of his longevity, he attributed grees from the University of Missouri. He worked in some of it to “being able to let the little things the private sector for several years, and in 1957 was go.” His family believed it might have had some- hired by the University of Georgia (UGA) as an Exten- thing to do with his evening ritual of cookies and ice sion Poultry Scientist. The Georgia poultry industry cream. expanded exponentially during his time at UGA, and Downloaded from https://academic.oup.com/ps/article-abstract/97/3/1099/4877083 by Ed 'DeepDyve' Gillespie user on 22 March 2018
Poultry Science – Oxford University Press
Published: Mar 1, 2018
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