HRN Hall of Fame: Frank R. Reese
Nominated by: The Main Course O.G.
The Main Course’s first inductee for the HRN Hall of Fame is a farmer, since agriculture is the foundation for all culture. Frank R. Reese raises an animal native to the Americas: the heritage turkey, as well as other varieties of poultry. Frank introduced the word “heritage”, as it relates to meat, into the English language — heritage varieties are livestock with a long lineage in this country, with traits that have gone unchanged, even with the advent of factory farming. His Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch in Kansas maintains the oldest genetic lines of turkeys, chickens, ducks, and geese in the world — a great achievement for the cause of biodiversity. More than anyone else, Frank educates the public about how good genetics is the most important factor for the humane raising of livestock.
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