Jim Adkins started his poultry interest as a young man who grew up in 4-H, raising and exhibiting poultry in southwest Washington State.
For the past thirty years, Jim has raised over fifty breeds and varieties of standard bred poultry: chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys. In 1994, he received his poultry judging license from the American Poultry Association. His work has taken him to more than thirty US states, Canada, and Australia to judge standard bred poultry.
Jim established the International Center for Poultry in 1992.