American Emu Association Announces 2008 Ann Olsson Leadership Recognition Award

Ramona, CA Emu Farmer Achievements Recognized Nationally

(EMAILWIRE.COM, July 23, 2008 ) San Angelo, TX -- The American Emu Association (AEA) announced today that California member Paul Pluss had received the 2008 Ann Olsson Leadership Recognition Award. Mr. Pluss was recognized at the AEA 19th National Convention Banquet on Saturday, July 19, at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg-East, PA. The plaque reads “In Recognition of Your Unparalleled Persistence and Many Years of Dedicated Service in Promoting the Emu Industry.”

“We are delighted to recognize the many years of dedication and service Paul Pluss has given our industry,” said Marcia Huddleston, AEA Awards Chair. “Paul’s talents and accomplishments personify the criteria for the Ann Olsson Leadership Award, which includes success in the emu industry, strong leadership capabilities, as well as dedication and a commitment to advancing the industry. “

Mr. Pluss joined AEA in 1998 and has served as president of the California Emu Association, was instrumental in achieving mandatory USDA inspection for ratites and is a member of the Certified Business Member Program. He is the CEO of Jurassic Secrets Emu Oil Products, a Ramona, CA based health and beauty products company. Visit his website at

The American Emu Association is a national, non-profit organization that represents an alternative agricultural industry, dominated by the small farmer, who is devoted to humane and environmentally positive practices that will produce beneficial products for society. The organization recognizes volunteers each year during the convention banquet. For more information about emus and the products produced by this alternative agriculture, or to join AEA, visit the American Emu Association website at, call (541) 332-0675 or email