George Lamont of Coburg, Oregon, assumed ownership of Featherland Farms Hatchery in 1962. Established by George's father, Creston Lamont, in 1937, it became the largest independent egg production hatchery in the U.S. George is active in PEPA and served as its president in 1994-1995. He was appointed to the State Board of Agriculture in 1986, and served there eight years. He established a scholarship for Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine students interested in poultry, and served on their advisory board for twelve years. As an ardent supporter of students within the College of Agricultural Sciences, he was recognized as an Honorary College of Agricultural Sciences Agricultural Student Ambassador. He was inducted into the Oregon State University Agriculture Hall of Fame in April, 1994. His company was recognized by the OSU College of Business's Austin Family Business Program in 1989 for excellence in a small business.