UEP Mourns Industry Giant, Ken Looper

November 7, 2019

Ken Looper was active in the egg and poultry industry for almost 60 years. A long-time UEP member, he was on several committees and worked closely with the board and staff.

Looper served as a UEP officer and was chairman of the board from 1997 to 1999. He received UEP’s highest award, Egg Producer of the Year, in 1998. Looper was a member of UEP’s Long Range Planning Committee, and instrumental in the consolidation of regional cooperatives into one national egg cooperative.

Looper passed away on October 16 in Jackson, Mississippi, at the age of 92. Survivors include his son, Ken Looper, II, and wife, Sallie A.W. Looper, three great-grandchildren, three stepchildren and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.