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At Perdue Farms, your health and well-being are our top concerns. In the past few days, we’ve experienced heavier than normal call volume as customers reach out with concerns about sourcing of our products and quality control measures we’ve put in place to guarantee the freshness and safety of the foods we ship. We want you to know that we hear you, we thank you for reaching out and we want to reassure you in every way possible that we’re putting your health, safety and well-being first.

In light of concerns over Coronavirus (COVID-19), we’d like to share the following:

COVID-19 is Not Considered a Food-Borne Pathogen

Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 is most commonly spread between those who are in close contact with each other, and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It may also be possible for a person to contract COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching his or her own mouth, nose or possibly eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. We have strict biosecurity protocols throughout our farms and entire supply chain, including proven sanitation methods which minimize the risk of contaminated surfaces.

Perdue Farms Takes Food Safety Protocols Seriously

We have the highest standards of biosecurity and food safety, and fully sanitize our facilities every 24 hours. We are closely monitoring affected areas and reiterating our biosecurity policy to help minimize the potential to transport possibly contaminated surfaces. The staff at the onsite Wellness Centers at 19 of our facilities are trained on how to protect our associates from, and identify and respond to, symptoms of COVID-19. These professionals follow standard operating procedures as defined by the CDC for infectious diseases. The Wellness Centers are available to all associates and their families. We are taking every precaution to protect our associates, communities, customers and business partners, and ensure the continuity of our business.

All of our animals are born/hatched, raised, harvested and processed in the U.S. As with most large businesses, we source some (non-food) elements of our supply chain from countries outside the U.S. We are closely monitoring affected areas and reiterating our biosecurity policy to help minimize the potential to transport possibly contaminated surfaces.

Thank you for being a loyal Perdue Farms customer. Please reach out to our Consumer Relations team, should you have any additional questions or concerns.


Family Farmers

Family Farmers

People want to know where their food comes from. And we think they should be able to find out. That’s why we’re happy to introduce you to some of our family farmers. They take pride in raising chickens to share with you and your family.

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Autrys Farm

KY

Kenny and Sharon

Kenny and Sharon Autry live in Kentucky, home of bluegrass music. As founders of the Monroe Bluegrass Foundation of Kentucky, they host the Jerusalem Ridge Bill Monroe Music Festival every year. A friend got them interested in growing chickens 15 years ago. They particularly loved the independence it gave them, and the satisfaction of providing a No-Antibiotics-Ever and vegetarian-fed product to consumers. They have been doing it ever since. Kenny, a retired school teacher, remains busy on the farm and fulfills his duties as Ohio County's District 5th Magistrate and Honor Guard for Veteran Services. Sharon teaches the fiddle to children at local schools. They're also members of the Cowboy Fast Draw Association.

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Boyds Farm

KY

Bobby and Cindy

The Boyds know that a healthier bird is healthier for you. That's why they take pride in the care they give every flock on their farm. Nine years ago they decided to raise chickens full time to be closer to their family. The Boyds' farm is never short on action. When they are not taking care of the chickens or chasing after the grandkids, Cindy enjoys quilting, while Bobby is the song leader for his church. You might even catch him singing to the chickens. No matter what obstacles they face on the farm, they say it's worth it because "you are what you eat," and they enjoy providing families with No-Antibiotics-Ever chicken.

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Choundrys Farm

MD

Asif “Nick”

Nick is the owner of two poultry farms, Ideal Farm and Dream Farm, made up of eight houses totaling 268,800 square feet in Salisbury, Maryland. Before he started farming, Nick was living in Long Island, New York, with his wife and four children and running a car service business. To spend more time with his family and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Nick purchased his farm in 2013. He built the first four houses and placed his first flock in February 2014, and then placed the second set of four houses in December 2016. Nick was honored to receive the DPI grower of the year award in 2017 and is a proud member of the Perdue producer council.

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Doolins Farm

KY

Billy and Diane

Billy and Diane have been farming for 32 years; 15 of those have been spent raising chickens. Diane takes care of the chickens while Billy does the other farming, handling the corn and soybean crops. Diane says, "We like raising chickens because we have a real good time. You get to be your own boss, keep your own hours and stay at home and help out with your family." Diane likes to play music to the chickens; she believes they are happier and grow better. The Doolins also practice no-till farming, which allows them to reuse the soil each year by retaining moisture and decreasing erosion.

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Drakes Farm

KY

Travis and Ashley

As a third-generation farmer, Travis Drake knows a thing or two about farming, including that it takes hard work to produce a quality chicken. He likes that with PERDUE® HARVESTLAND® chicken, "what's on the label is what you get," and that's backed by having his farm's name on every whole chicken from his farm. The Drakes also have their hand in raising beef cattle and growing hay, and they recently welcomed a baby boy into their family. When asked if his children would be expected to farm, Drake said, "If my children want to, that's OK. It will be encouraged." But the Drakes' newborn son has plenty of time to think about it.

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Glenns Farm

KY

Brandon and Family

Brandon has been farming since 1996, and raising chickens since 2006. It's clear that Brandon has always loved "watchin' stuff grow, working with family and being outdoors"; it's part of why he fits in perfectly with Perdue Harvestland. Brandon says, "I prefer raising PERDUE® HARVESTLAND® Chickens because they're easier to raise and use No-Antibiotics-Ever. It feels good to see my neighbors' names on whole birds in the stores." Brandon has schools tour his farm and stays active in the community, including tractor pulls. That's right, Brandon and his custom tractor, "BUCK WILD," participated in tractor pulls in five states in 2010!

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Greers Farm

DE

Ryan and Laura

Ryan and Laura both come from a long line of farmers, with the Greer family being a loyal Farm Bureau member for more than 30 years. Ryan and Laura are excited about their first child, a daughter born in early 2017 in Middletown, Delaware. They’re also excited about being the first organic poultry farm in New Castle County, Delaware, and being recognized as the county’s farm family of the year in 2016. Over the years, their farm has had diverse crops, including soybeans, wheat, barley, rye, corn, pumpkins and hay.

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Haydens Farm

KY

Joan and Martin

Being "part of something bigger" brings joy to the Hayden family. Their commitment to the farm, being involved in the community and providing families with affordable, No-Antibiotics-Ever chicken does exactly that. Martin is a sixth-generation farmer, and their sons are following suit: Daniel is a farmer, and David works in food processing and blogs about life on the farm at farmingamerica.org. Their knowledge of farming and the land yields a great product. In fact, Hayden Farms' PERDUE® HARVESTLAND® chicken was served to Queen Elizabeth when she attended the Kentucky Derby. "When you make your living off the land, you take good care of it," say the Haydens, recipients of the 2011 Kentucky Poultry Federation Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award.

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Hepplers Farm

KY

Mark and Carol

Mark and Carol have been farming since 1975 — they started raising chickens in 1996. Mark is a third-generation farmer, and he started farming to work with his father; he continues to enjoy farming today because it allows him to work with Carol, his brothers and his nephew. Mark says, "PERDUE® HARVESTLAND® Hens are the hardier — perfect raising hens. I love working for a company that appreciates quality." Mark and Carol enjoy snow skiing and traveling in their free time.

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Howards Farm

KY

Dale and Ann

Dale and Ann wanted to raise a family, so they started D&A Howard, Liberty Farms. For 13 years now, they have been farming and raising chickens. The whole family participates in raising the chickens. Dale says, "I love raising Harvestland chickens. We feel fortunate to work with them. As a company, they take good care of our family." In addition, the Howards are members of the Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Poultry Federation.

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Kirks Farm

MD

Sarah and Scott

Sarah was raised on a poultry farm, and she brought her love of agriculture with her after high school when she bought her own farm, Rising Sun Acres poultry farm in Federalsburg, Maryland. Her family farm is made up of two poultry houses, which produce approximately 200,000 birds annually. Sarah, Scott and their four children work together to farm about 1,500 acres of grain and 1,200 acres of vegetables along with their poultry operation. Sarah believes that working through the challenges of operating a farm with her family is one of the things that brings them all closer together.

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Luttrells Farm

KY

Debbie and Darren

Satisfaction for Debbie and Darren Luttrell means running a diversified family farming operation. The Luttrell family grows soybeans and corn to feed their chickens and neighboring flocks, raises and sells No-Antibiotics-Ever chickens to Perdue Harvestland and recycles chicken litter to fertilize their crops. The Luttrells and their children, the next farming generation, truly live by the belief, "Take care of the land and it will take care of you." The Luttrells have been farming for over 25 years and raising chickens for 14 years. They are third-generation farmers who have strong ties to the land and community, and they take great pride in providing PERDUE® HARVESTLAND® antibiotic-free chickens to the American consumer. When they aren't working on the farm, Debbie is the chair of the Ohio County Habitat for Humanity, and Darren is the Chair for the local Soil Conservation District.

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Murphys Farm

KY

Phil and Tammy

"It feels good raising quality chicken for other families to enjoy," says Phil Murphy, a third-generation farmer and proud member of the Kentucky Poultry Federation. "We put a lot of effort and time into raising a quality bird," says Murphy. He notes his biggest challenge is Mother Nature: "You have your ups and downs in agriculture, but you have to roll with the punches and just do it." After all that hard work, it's only natural that they were excited when they saw PERDUE® HARVESTLAND® Whole Chicken with their name on it at a local supermarket; they bought it and kept the wrapper.

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Rices Farm

KY

Darren and Amanda

Darren and Amanda grew up on farms. In fact, they're fourth-generation farmers. Perhaps that's why they started raising chickens in 1996. The Rices are an active family, with three kids who participate in FFA and 4H. Darren likes the challenge of raising chickens. He says, "Raising Harvestland chickens was an opportunity to do something special. I take more care of the birds, and the consumers appreciate that. We are taking care of families by raising the best chickens we can." In addition to participating in water and land conservation and recycling, Darren is on the local Soil Conservation Board. It's no wonder that Rice Farms won a Pasture Conservation Award.

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Turners Farm

KY

Mark and June

Mark has been farming since 1982 and raising chickens since 1998. In fact, the Turner family has been farming for seven generations on the same ground. Mark has never wanted to do anything else — he enjoys working outdoors. The Turner family takes their job of raising chickens seriously. They even have a water purification system for the chicken houses. Mark says, "We love growing for Harvestland because we like knowing we're feeding other families." Recipients of the NRCS Environmental Award and the Master Conservations Award, the Turners are huge Food Network fans.

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Vanderwendes Farm

DE

Jesse and Taylor

Jesse is a third-generation farmer. His grandfather first came to Bridgeville, Delaware, with 13 cows and 35 dollars, and the rest is history. Today, Jesse and his family own and operate four poultry houses and lease two additional houses, producing approximately 750,000 birds annually. Jesse is proud to be an active member of the Farm Bureau, where he brings his love of agriculture to life. In addition to working with poultry, Jesse and his family also produce grain, operate a 225-head dairy, and own and operate a creamery.

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Webbers Farm

DE

Matt and Bobby Jo

Matt’s father, Bill, was originally a dairy farmer. In 1991, he built two houses to raise conventional chickens at his farm in Clayton, Delaware. Little by little, he added more chicken houses. With a passion for farming and producing food, Matt and his wife, Bobby Jo, began operating their family farm in 1998. Their farm converted to Coleman Organic in 2014, and in 2015, they added two new houses with the addition of Sunrise View. The Webbers’ interests other than poultry include growing hay and row crops.

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Williames Farm

KY

Rickie and Beverly

Rickie and Beverly Williams have been farming for more than 25 years. They became the first in their county to raise chickens 17 years ago, and have been producing award-winning chickens ever since. The Williamses are dedicated members of the community, serving the public through their jobs as a school bus driver and deputy warden. They are active in church, and attend their grandchildren's sporting events. The Williamses are proud to say, "We raise birds with care; [they are] well fed and well taken care of." We would expect nothing less from these poultry pros.

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Sponagules Farm

WV

Kevin and Cindy

Nestled in the hills of Brandywine, WV, Kevin and Cindy Sponagule run a chicken breeder house along with their three school-aged girls. Here, it’s a whole family affair, with everyone pitching in around the farm and in the chicken house. As the 5th generation to farm this land, Kevin and Cindy are proud to provide to Perdue and their local community.

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Grimes Farm

NC

John and Travis

Owner-operators and brothers, John and Travis Grimes are 4th generation farmers and the first in their family to raise chickens. They’re heavily involved in the local Leggett, NC, area, and want to help feed that community the best way they know how. John and Travis take pride in knowing that the chickens they raise for Perdue are part of what goes to their local grocery stores.

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Kelleys Farm

VA

Ed and Ward

Despite the long hours and hard work of running a small family farm, Ed and Ward Kelley take pride in chickens they grow for Perdue. As the 4th and 5th Generation of their family, Ed inspired Ward to join the family business, and they hope to pass that legacy down to the new 6th generation of Kelleys.

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Raymond Mooring

Pitt, North Carolina

Raymond Mooring

farming with Perdue since 2002

Raising chickens is a job that Loretta would never replace. Her love of animals makes the work she does a dream come true. There are good times and hard times, but it’s worth every ounce of effort. Loretta is a second-generation farmer whose land has been in her family since 1987. And she has plenty of funny memories to show for it. When Loretta first started working in the houses, she went to the farm one morning during a spell of very cold weather and thought the houses were on fire. It turned out to be an exhaust fan blowing heat into the cold air.

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Acorn Hill Farm

Gates, North Carolina

Acorn Hill Farm

farming with Perdue since 1992

In Gates County, North Carolina, Dennis and Karen operate two houses with 49,400 birds. A friendly way to help the community of farmers, they lease their crop land to a local farmer. They’ve been in the business for 27 years and are considered trailblazers in their family, as they are the first generation to farm. The couple fondly remembers when Frank Perdue visited their farm. They take pride in how well they raise their chickens in each flock and try their best to give Perdue the highest-quality products they can.

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Settles Farm

Daviess County, Kentucky

Settles Farm

farming with Perdue since 2000

Farming is truly a family affair for the Settles. Grandfather Jim established the Daviess County, Kentucky, farm and initially raised corn, tobacco and other crops. His son, Chris, farmed alongside and added chicken houses to the mix in 1999. Brian joined the business in 2018, after he married Chris’s daughter, and hopes to continue the family legacy, raising poultry in highly productive, clean and comfortable houses.

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M & R Farms

Kentucky

M & R Farms

farming with Perdue since 1999

For the owners of this farm in Kentucky, farming is a family tradition, a way of life that’s been passed down for three generations. In total, the family manages 12 poultry houses on 240 acres of land, where the farmers also raise horses, goats and cows and grow hay. Teaching their children about poultry farming has been one of the most rewarding aspects of the business, which has proven a reliable way to support their families.

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CJ Farm

Bertie, North Carolina

CJ Farm

farming with Perdue since 1988

Clay is proud to be a farmer. In fact, one of the happiest memories of his life was the moment his son bought a tractor to use on his farm. An eighth-generation farmer, Clay owns just shy of 14 acres in Bertie County, North Carolina, raises 100,000 chickens and has been farming with Perdue since 1988. He is dedicated to raising chickens and doing so to the best of his ability.

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DanKris Farms

Kent, Delaware

DanKris Farms

farming with Perdue since 2016

Daniel is a first-generation farmer who has been around agriculture his whole life. He always wanted to have his own farm, and he bought his plot of land in 2015. A year later he started raising chickens for Perdue. In true country fashion, Daniel enjoys spending quality time with his family while planting and harvesting crops. His farm is full of many special memories. In fact, it’s where he proposed to his wife.

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Edwards Farm

Suffolk, Virginia

Edwards Farm

farming with Perdue since 2000

Farming is a long, respected tradition in Linda and Vernon’s family, one that has endured for 140+ years. Although they have worked in the fields since 2000, they’re always excited to greet new flocks of baby chicks. A standout memory was when they walked into one of the houses and all the chickees were climbing a mountain of feed like little mountaineers. Linda and Vernon live in Suffolk County, Virginia, and operate three houses. In addition to chickens, they also raise goats.

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Hagan Brothers Chicken Farm LLC

Ohio County, Kentucky

Hagan Brothers Chicken Farm LLC

farming with Perdue since 2018

Fifteen years can go by in a hurry, especially when you’re in a family business that’s been running for over 50 years. Jason and Dustin are third-generation farmers who raise chickens across 2,800 acres in Ohio County, Kentucky. The apples don’t fall far from the tree, as their parents farmed before them.

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Village View Farms

Queen Anne’s, Maryland

Village View Farms

farming with Perdue since 2009

Village View Farms consists of two houses and 57,000 birds on 300 acres of land in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland. The owner has farmed for 40 years, the fifth generation in his family to take up the profession. Farming is a lifelong passion — he remembers watching his grandfathers farm and grew up giving his father a helping hand. He continues to work alongside his father and, now, his daughter on a farm that’s been in the family since 1985. He’s proud to provide a premium product that he sources from animals in his care.

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Triple C Farm

Daviess, Kentucky

Triple C Farm

farming with Perdue since 2001

Pat operates three houses with 25,000 chickens each in Daviess County, Kentucky. He is a first-generation farmer with 18 years of experience. Watching his kids play with the chickens and treat the flock like pets is one of his fondest farming memories.

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S and P Farms

Northampton, North Carolina

S and P Farms

farming with Perdue since 1989

Edward and Debbie live in Northampton County, North Carolina, where they operate three houses. They owned chicken houses for 13 years and rented houses for 17 years. In total, they’ve raised chickens for 30 years and were the first in their family to do so. Edward and Debbie take pride in the attentiveness they give to their chickens and check on them at least three to five times a day to make sure they’re thriving.

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Craig Baker

Gates, North Carolina

Craig Baker

farming with Perdue since 2002

Craig and Susan live in Gates County, North Carolina, and operate four houses. They are third-generation farmers with more than 50 years of experience in their family. Craig’s fondest memories include working with his dad and two kids, and he hopes that his young ones feel the same.

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Maple Lane Meadows

Todd County, Kentucky

Maple Lane Meadows

farming with Perdue since 2011

Born and raised in farm country, Daniel Ramer began working on his father’s farm in 2005 before branching out and buying his own farm in 2016. On 40 acres of land in Todd County, Kentucky, Ramer raises dairy cattle and chickens and grows hay. Ramer enjoys farming with his family and partnering with a family owned company to raise chickens.

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Freedom Farm

Kent, Delaware

Freedom Farm

farming with Perdue since 2009

Georgie is a mom and farmer who lives in Kent County, Delaware. Poultry farming keeps Georgie close to home and allows her to spend more time with her kids. Case in point: When her family was younger, Georgie volunteered as a homeroom mom and field trip chaperone. Akin to her role as mother, Georgie dedicates a tremendous amount of time and effort to make sure her birds have everything they need.

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Soul Shine Farm

Kent, Delaware

Soul Shine Farm

farming with Perdue since 2009

Georgie is a mom and farmer who lives in Kent County, Delaware. Poultry farming keeps Georgie close to home and allows her to spend more time with her kids. Case in point: When her family was younger, Georgie was able to volunteer as a homeroom mom and field trip chaperone. Akin to her role as mother, Georgie dedicates a tremendous amount of time and effort to make sure her birds have everything they need.

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Northampton, North Carolina

farming with Perdue since 1992

Gregory and Evangelyn live in Northampton County, North Carolina, and have six chicken houses on each account. Their farm has been in their family for 27 years, the same amount of time they’ve farmed for Perdue. In 2004, Gregory and Evangelyn received the award for “Top Producer of Lewiston Complex” for highest overall APC. They work hard but still keep their sense of humor.

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Dusty Acres

Ohio County, Kentucky

Dusty Acres

farming with Perdue since 2007

James and Carolyn Gray tend 76 acres of land in Ohio County, Kentucky, where they grow beans, corn and hay and raise chickens. The poultry operation helps pay for the farm they love, but is also a source of great pride, as the couple puts much effort into raising healthy animals and following Perdue’s strict protocols.

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Taylor Poultry

Ohio County, Kentucky

Taylor Poultry

farming with Perdue since 2019

Tyler operated a poultry supply store before following in the footsteps of friends and family members who raised chickens. In Ohio County, Kentucky, on 70 acres of land passed down through the family since shortly after the Revolutionary War, Tyler cares for cattle and raises chickens. Tyler enjoys being his own boss and working in an industry where he’s established many friendships.

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Dixie Chick

Bertie, North Carolina

Dixie Chick

farming with Perdue since 2000

Mike loves being a farmer and working inside the chicken houses. His father got him started in the poultry business, and he inherited his enthusiasm for working with animals and being outdoors. One of his most cherished memories is getting his first Perdue chicken houses. Mike lives in Bertie County, North Carolina, and operates four houses. He has been farming since 1967 and makes up the third generation of farmers in his family.

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Mean Gene

Bertie, North Carolina

Mean Gene

farming with Perdue since 2003

Mean Gene is a 127-acre farm in Bertie County, North Carolina. It’s owned by a third-generation farming family, a legacy in its 94th year. The family works hard to raise chickens as part of their mission to provide other families with quality meat. To them, farming is no bad way to make a living, plus they enjoy having the opportunity to work on land with such a rich, personal history.

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Duart Farm

Queen Anne’s, Maryland

Duart Farm

farming with Perdue since 2006

After a career in banking, Andrew transitioned to farming and has been doing so for over 13 years in beautiful Queen Anne’s County, Maryland. His son has grown up working with him on his 410-acre farm, where they strive to take the best care of the 160,000 chickens and keep their environmental impact to a minimum.

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Mull Farm

Queen Anne’s, Maryland

Mull Farm

farming with Perdue since 2006

After a career in banking, Andrew transitioned to farming and has been doing so for over 13 years in beautiful Queen Anne’s County, Maryland. His son has grown up working with him on his 410-acre farm, where they strive to take the best care of the 160,000 chickens and keep their environmental impact to a minimum.

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Greens Mill Poultry

Gates, North Carolina

Greens Mill Poultry

farming with Perdue since 1999

Reginald and Annette love having the opportunity to farm with both of their fathers. Reginald’s dad was a farmer who wanted to work alongside his son and Annette’s dad grew chickens for Perdue. He recommended that they build four chicken houses. The family has made many laughter-inducing memories on the farm. Someone once asked Reginald and Annette if they had a remote-controlled tractor. When people passed by the field, they would stop and look at the machine but couldn’t see the driver. It was actually their seven-year-old son operating the tractor and nobody could spot him.

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Three Chick Farm

Daviess County, Kentucky

Three Chick Farm

farming with Perdue since 2000

Farming is truly a family affair for the Settles. Grandfather Jim established the Daviess County, Kentucky, farm and initially raised corn, tobacco and other crops. His son, Chris, farmed alongside and added chicken houses to the mix in 1999. Brian joined the business in 2018, after he married Chris’s daughter, and hopes to continue the family legacy, raising poultry in highly productive, clean and comfortable houses.

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Handyville Poultry

Daviess County, Kentucky

Handyville Poultry

farming with Perdue since 2003

Brad and Shannon live in Daviess County, Kentucky, on a 48-acre farm. They have been farming for 16 years and are third-generation farmers. They are proud of their chickens because of how well the chickens are cared for on their farm.

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Fairview Farms

McLean County, Kentucky

Fairview Farms

farming with Perdue since 2006

Jonathan and Traci Ayer live in McLean County, Kentucky, and operate four houses. While Jonathan has been a farmer his whole life, Traci did medical transcription for 17 years. She was tired of sitting at a computer when Jonathan suggested that they raise chickens. It was a decision that paved the way for a family passion. After graduating college, their son came back to farm with them and their daughter wants to work in agriculture when she finishes her degree.

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Jerry's Place

Bertie, North Carolina

Jerry's Place

farming with Perdue since approx. 2016

Justin joined the Perdue family by following in the footsteps of his uncle, who raised chickens for Perdue. Hearing his uncle’s stories piqued his interest, and as soon as the opportunity to become a grower presented itself, Justin jumped on it. He loves the day-to-day experiences of farming, and making a living through it is icing on the cake. The farm has always been his home. He remembers riding in the tractor with his Dad when he was small, feeling the warm sun through the windshield and not having a care in the world. Justin wants to be remembered for his passion, not only for raising chickens but for everything he does in life.

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Diamondback Ridge

Ohio County, Kentucky

Diamondback Ridge

farming with Perdue since 2001

After working in the public sector, Ronnie Ashburn decided to change course and follow in his father’s footsteps. On 250 acres of land in Ohio County, Kentucky, Ashburn currently raises beef cattle and chickens and grows hay. Returning to the family business allowed Ashburn to work alongside his father while providing a stable income for his family. Setting his own schedule has been another bonus. And as luck would have it, his own son has decided to join the family business and carry on the tradition.

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Liberty Farm

McLean County, Kentucky

Liberty Farm

farming with Perdue since 1997

Dale and Ann are third-generation farmers who live and work in McLean County, Kentucky, on 60 acres of land that’s been in the family since 1997. There they raise chickens and grow hay and hemp. Dale entered the poultry industry upon retirement from the military; the occupation provides sufficient income and allows Dale to stay close to his beloved farm. This couple takes pride in their work and always strive to do better, qualities they say they appreciate in their contacts at Perdue.

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Bakertown

Bertie, North Carolina

Bakertown

farming with Perdue since 1990

David has been farming in Bertie County, North Carolina, for 69 years now. A fifth-generation farmer, he believes in keeping his chickens as comfortable as possible. He feeds them a nutritionally balanced diet and tries to provide them with the best environment he can. David has around 150,000 birds in his care, and cites working alongside family and working with his grandchildren in the chicken houses as his fondest memories.

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Pup Creek Valley Farm

Kentucky

Pup Creek Valley Farm

farming with Perdue since 1997

Michael L. Johnson began farming alongside his father and represents the fifth generation in his family to tend the land. Today on his 110-acre farm in Kentucky, this hardworking farmer raises chickens and beef cattle and grows corn and soybeans. He added the poultry operation to replace tobacco farming, and enjoys raising poultry for his family and families across the country.

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Boyd Farm

Butler County, Kentucky

Boyd Farm

farming with Perdue since 2004

Bobby’s farm, located in Butler County, Kentucky, is 250 acres, and while he doesn’t farm anything other than chickens, he does try to keep tabs on his cocker spaniel and two cats. He likes to watch the chickens play and chase each other. While they are in his care, he goes by the motto that his chickens are his children and makes sure he treats them as such.

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JR Chicken Farm

Kentucky

JR Chicken Farm

farming with Perdue since 2019

This farmer owns two farms in Kentucky, where he raises chickens and cattle and grows hay, corn and soybeans. He came from a long line of tobacco farmers, but transitioned to poultry as a way to maintain the family business, which he hopes to pass on to his son. This farmer treasures memories of farming with his father and now his son and takes pride in raising poultry as he would for his own family.

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McMillan Meadows

Kentucky

McMillan Meadows

farming with Perdue since 2018

The owner of McMillan Meadows, who’s raised cattle for over a decade on his 112-acre farm in Kentucky, is fairly new to poultry farming. He partnered with Perdue in 2018, thanks to recommendations from family and friends and is happy he made the decision. “I enjoy what I do and love it. It’s great for the family and lots of fun!”

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Little Mans Farm

Martin, North Carolina

Little Mans Farm

farming with Perdue since 2004

One of Corris’ proudest moments in his 15+ years of farming was being named the top producer after his second flocks of birds. With Corris, consumers can rest assured that his animals are handled with care and that his farm remains clean at all times. He’s a third-generation farmer who followed in his father’s footsteps in raising chickens. This wasn’t a hard decision for him to make, as he admires the way Perdue has always promoted foundations and practices that put family first. Corris lives in Martin County, North Carolina, and operates five houses.

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Wesley Bryant

Northampton, North Carolina

Wesley Bryant

farming with Perdue since approx. 2017

Wesley and his family run a farm where they dedicate themselves to the health and well-being of their poultry, crops and cattle. A friend talked Wesley into adding poultry to his operation and it has since led to many blessings. Wesley counts himself lucky to be able to spend time with his family and enjoys the gift of working daily with his father and grandfather. He lives in Northampton County, North Carolina, on a farm that’s been in his family for 40 years. Wesley has been honing his agricultural skills since 2007 and represents the third generation of his family to do so.

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OK Farms

McLean County, Kentucky

OK Farms

farming with Perdue since 2019

Robbie and Shannon, owners of OK Farms, chose poultry farming as a way to sustain themselves into retirement. The couple manages 90 acres in McLean County, Kentucky, where they grow corn and soybeans and raise chickens for Perdue, a company they confidently stand behind. “Perdue truly wants the farmer to succeed,” say this couple. “[The company] is focused on quality, welfare of the chickens and success for the farmer.”

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Twin Lakes Poultry

McLean County, Kentucky

Twin Lakes Poultry

farming with Perdue since 2004

Brian Hayden turned to poultry farming as a way to transition from a career in the public sector and financially support his farm. He presently manages an expansive 650 acres of land, on which he raises cattle and chickens and grows corn, soybeans and wheat. He takes pride in raising his chickens humanely and with plenty of TLC and partnering with Perdue, which he says mirrors his own focus on responsible farming.

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Jordan and Jaxon Farms

Bertie, North Carolina

Jordan and Jaxon Farms

farming with Perdue since 1987

Jamie lives in Bertie County, North Carolina, and is part of a legacy of farmers that spans four generations. His farm has been in his family since the 1950s. Jamie built new houses and is amazed by how one place can constantly give rise to new memories. He enjoys watching his daughter learn to ride, raise and train horses and inviting his son to work alongside him. He works across a total of 228 acres and grows corn and soybeans while also raising horses.

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Pleasant Grove

Christian County, Kentucky

Pleasant Grove

farming with Perdue since 2005

Farmer Galen and his wife Lori farm 475 acres in Christian County, Kentucky, where they raise cattle and chickens and grow corn, soybeans and grass hay. Being able to work at home and alongside family members are some of the perks of being a poultry farmer, says Galen, whose son now shows interest in carrying on the family business. This farmer enjoys his work and appreciates the support provided by Perdue, a company he says is “producer friendly.”

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Mellot Farms

Ohio County, Kentucky

Mellot Farms

farming with Perdue since 1996

Neil lives in Ohio County in Kentucky. His family has farmed for more than 100 years across four generations. Neil is happy to follow in the footsteps of his late father, who loved his job and always showed care and concern for his chickens.

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White Gold Poultry

Ohio County, Kentucky

White Gold Poultry

farming with Perdue since 2005

Eddie Humphrey comes from a large farming family and now operates two of his own farms in Ohio County, Kentucky. Humphrey raises cows and grows corn and added poultry to his operation to replace tobacco farming. The switch in focus eliminates the need for additional labor, he says, and allows him to set his own schedule. Humphrey enjoys working for Perdue, keeping his farm in immaculate order and making sure the chickens in his care are both healthy and happy.

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Shirley Burden Farm

McLean County, Kentucky

Shirley Burden Farm

farming with Perdue since 2004

Poultry farming is the perfect post-retirement career for Shirley Burden, an animal lover who farms 150 acres of land in McLean County, Kentucky. There, across two farms, he grows beans and corn, raises chickens and cares for three horses. Shirley, who has farmed his entire life, enjoys visiting his poultry houses each day and spending time with his grandsons on the farm.

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Phil and Tammy Murphy Farm

McLean County, Kentucky

Phil and Tammy Murphy Farm

farming with Perdue since 2004

Phil and Tammy live in McLean County, Kentucky. They are fourth-generation farmers who have spent the past 15 years working for Perdue. Phil is one of 14 children who grew up working on a farm with his dad, siblings and many cousins. He’s grateful that he was able to raise his kids in the same way his parents raised him.

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Heppler Poultry

McLean County, Kentucky

Heppler Poultry

farming with Perdue since 2004

Jacob has been farming ever since he was old enough to help out on the family farm. His fourth-generation farm, located in McLean County, Kentucky, has been in his care for five years. He loves being able to spend time with his family and watch over the chickens in his care. He takes pride in producing quality chickens.

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Aud Farms

Daviess County, Kentucky

Aud Farms

farming with Perdue since 2005

Timmy is a farmer in Daviess County, Kentucky, and operates four houses. He is a fourth-generation farmer who has worked with Perdue for 14 years and has no plans of ever leaving the farmer’s life.

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Boley Hill Farm

Todd County, Kentucky

Boley Hill Farm

farming with Perdue since 2005

Sustainability is of utmost importance to the owner of Boley Hill Farm, who grows hay and raises chickens and grass-fed dairy cattle on his 150-acre tract of land in Todd County, Kentucky. Creating a legacy that he can pass down to his children is yet another driving force for this proud farmer, who is thankful to work with family and partner with a company that shares his commitment to land stewardship.

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Lil Big Farm

Ohio County, Kentucky

Lil Big Farm

farming with Perdue since 1996

The Humphreys raise cattle and chickens and grow corn, beans and hay on their 1,100-acre farm in Ohio County, Kentucky. The couple added poultry to diversify their operation and have grown to thoroughly enjoy the time they spend with the flocks. Farming allows this couple to set their own schedule, spend quality time with family and focus on quality work.

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Short Run

Ohio County, Kentucky

Short Run

farming with Perdue since 2019

Roy, a second-generation farmer, cares for 134 acres of land in Ohio County, Kentucky. Farming since he was a kid, Roy struck out on his own at the young age of 19. He’s experienced the poultry industry through the lens of a producer, chicken catcher, catcher crew manager and chicken delivery person. Roy enjoys working for Perdue, a company he considers “fair and considerate,” and has fond memories of teaching his children about the process of raising chickens.

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21 Oaks Farm

Kentucky

21 Oaks Farm

farming with Perdue since 2005

The owner of 21 Oaks Farm returned to farming after working in a factory in Chicago. He moved back to his hometown in Kentucky and established a poultry operation, following in the footsteps of his uncle, a poultry farmer in Delaware. On his 60 acres of land, this hardworking farmer grows hay and is proud to partner with Perdue, a company that he says represents quality, from the people and product to the delivery.

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Glenn Valley Poultry

Daviess County, Kentucky

Glenn Valley Poultry

farming with Perdue since 2006

Brandon is an enterprising farmer in Daviess County, Kentucky, who cares about the quality of life of the chickens in his care. He’s proud to produce a quality product for a quality company, and his family has been in farming for over two centuries. His farm is 1,000 acres, and he’s glad to share his great life with his family.

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RCS Farm

Ohio County, Kentucky

RCS Farm

farming with Perdue since 2005

Roger Smith and his wife Carol farm 416 acres of land in Ohio County, Kentucky, where they raise chickens and cows and grow corn. Although Roger is the first farmer in his family to manage a poultry operation, he learned a lot of what he knows from his father, who allowed his young son to tag along and learn the ropes as he grew.

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Red Hill Poultry Farm

Gates, North Carolina

Red Hill Poultry Farm

farming with Perdue since 1999

Reginald and Annette love having the opportunity to farm with both of their fathers. Reginald’s dad was a farmer who wanted to work alongside his son and Annette’s dad grew chickens for Perdue. He recommended that they build four chicken houses. The family has made many laughter-inducing memories on the farm. Someone once asked Reginald and Annette if they had a remote-controlled tractor. When people passed by the field, they would stop and look at the machine but couldn’t see the driver. It was actually their seven-year-old son operating the tractor and nobody could spot him.

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Shartzer Farms

Grayson County, Kentucky

Shartzer Farms

farming with Perdue since 1995

Bradley of Grayson County, Kentucky, has raised poultry ever since he was considered “big enough” to do so in 1995. He’s a sixth-generation farmer and owns a farm that has been in his family for more than 200 years. One of Bradley’s most precious memories is watching his 100-year-old grandmother help him in his chicken houses. He takes immense pride in his farm — it’s his livelihood.

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Richard Smith and Sons

McLean County, Kentucky

Richard Smith and Sons

farming with Perdue since 2006

Richie Smith’s father established the family farm when he returned from service in Vietnam. Richie has followed in his father’s footsteps and now raises cattle and chickens and grows non-GMO corn, soybeans, wheat, grain sorghum and hay on his 5,800-acre farm in McLean County, Kentucky. He cherishes the time he has spent with his father and sons on the farm and appreciates the financial security that comes with poultry farming.

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Misty Hollow

Todd County, Kentucky

Misty Hollow

farming with Perdue since 2005

The owner of Misty Hollow grew up on a farm and now manages his own poultry operation in Todd County, Kentucky. On 45 acres, he raises cattle and chickens and grows vegetables. He added poultry houses to supplement his income but finds that he truly enjoys raising each flock and working with Perdue.

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Old Oak Farms

McLean County, Kentucky

Old Oak Farms

farming with Perdue since 2012

Michael Brown is the first generation in his family to farm. Before entering the poultry industry, he worked in industrial construction and also held a management role in the power industry. Involvement in the construction of poultry houses piqued his interest in the profession, which he finds both challenging and rewarding. “We take a lot of pride in taking care of the chickens,” he says. “And giving them what they need to grow.”

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Brad Ebelhar Farm

Daviess County, Kentucky

Brad Ebelhar Farm

farming with Perdue since 2006

Farmer Brad Ebelhar has been farming his entire life. During his career, he’s grown tobacco, corn and soybeans and raised cattle. He added poultry houses to diversify his operation before dedicating himself fulltime to poultry farming. Brad is proud that his work with Perdue has made an impact: “I help to feed the world from a small farm in western Daviess County, Kentucky, and I can do that by myself,” he says.

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Rock Ridge Poultry

Kentucky

Rock Ridge Poultry

farming with Perdue since 2018

Tim and Kim are fourth-generation farmers who live in Kentucky. A portion of their land has been in their family for 83 years, while some of it they recently purchased. They feel lucky to be able to share this lifestyle with their three daughters and teach them where and how their food is raised. Farming gave Tim and Kim the chance to be involved with their daughter’ after-school activities, including softball.

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Black Dog Farms

Queen Anne’s, Maryland

Black Dog Farms

farming with Perdue since 2017

Chris, the 11th generation in his family to farm, has worked alongside his family since he could walk. Chris purchased his farm, populated with poultry houses, from family friends who wanted to pass the farm, which had been in their family for 100 years, to a young farmer who respected the heritage of the land. Chris lives in Queen Anne’s County in Maryland and operates four houses and tends to 36,000 birds per flock across 460 acres.

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D&D Farms

Ohio County, Kentucky

D&D Farms

farming with Perdue since 2016

Nathan and Lakayah live in Ohio County, Kentucky. The poultry houses have been in their family for 23 years, crisscrossing two generations. They enjoyed raising their kids in an agricultural setting, which, in all its craziness, gave the Daughertys more opportunities to bond with each other.

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Cale Farm

Bertie County, North Carolina

Cale Farm

farming with Perdue since 2000

Brian’s father built poultry houses in 1987, so Brian grew up giving him a hand. When Brian got married, he and his wife decided to put up their own poultry houses to support their growing family. He placed his first flock on January 10, 2000. Brian has since made many wonderful memories. He’ll always remember the first time he watched his father and son farming together. They have a lot of fun playing practical jokes on one another and sharing a good laugh.

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Hickory Hollow Farm

Todd County, Kentucky

Hickory Hollow Farm

farming with Perdue since 2005

The owner of Hickory Hollow added poultry to his farming operation as a complement to the work he and his family were already doing: namely raising cattle and growing corn and hay. This farmer enjoys working alongside his children on his 120-acre farm in Todd County, Kentucky. He’s happy to partner with Perdue, as the company shares his focus on family.

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Sunny Side

McLean, Kentucky

Sunny Side

farming with Perdue since 2018

Jackson lives in McLean County, Kentucky, raises chickens and cows and also grows hemp. Although he has only farmed for one year, he is carrying the tradition into its fourth generation. Jackson works hard to raise the best chickens possible and always tries to keep them comfortable and happy.

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Bluegrass

Ohio County, Kentucky

Bluegrass

farming with Perdue since 2015

Roy, a second-generation farmer, cares for 134 acres of land in Ohio County, Kentucky. Farming since he was a kid, Roy struck out on his own at the young age of 19. He’s experienced the poultry industry through the lens of a producer, chicken catcher, catcher crew manager and chicken delivery person. Roy enjoys working for Perdue, a company he considers “fair and considerate,” and has fond memories of teaching his children about the process of raising chickens.

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Last Ridge Poultry Farm

Ohio County, Kentucky

Last Ridge Poultry Farm

farming with Perdue since 2005

Eddie Humphrey comes from a large farming family and now operates two of his own farms in Ohio County, Kentucky. Humphrey raises cows and grows corn and added poultry to his operation to replace tobacco farming. The switch in focus eliminates the need for additional labor, he says, and allows him to set his own schedule. Humphrey enjoys working for Perdue, keeping his farm in immaculate order and making sure the chickens in his care are both healthy and happy.

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JC and Becky Hoggard

Bertie County, North Carolina

JC and Becky Hoggard

farming with Perdue since 2006

JC and Becky live in Bertie County, North Carolina, and operate three chicken houses. Before they began raising their own chickens in 2007, they helped other farmers with their animals. JC and Becky treasure the simple things on the farm, such as watching the birds come and go. Seeing their granddaughter play with the little chicks also warms their hearts.

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Eastamore

Bertie County, North Carolina

Eastamore

farming with Perdue since 1969

Randy Hughes has farmed at least part-time throughout his entire life. Today, he owns 450 acres of land in Bertie County, North Carolina, where he raises poultry for Perdue and grows corn, sage, soybeans and wheat. Randy raised hogs and cattle with his father and was encouraged by friends and family to add poultry. “My dad never wanted to take that step of faith, so when I was able, I moved forward,” he says. “It helps tremendously with our fertilizer needs and helps with farm cash flow.”

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Jenkins Farm

Martin County, North Carolina

Jenkins Farm

farming with Perdue since 2004

One of Corris’ proudest moments in his 15+ years of farming was being named the top producer after his second flocks of birds. With Corris, consumers can rest assured that his animals are handled with care and that his farm remains clean at all times. He’s a third-generation farmer who followed in his father’s footsteps in raising chickens. This wasn’t a hard decision for him to make, as he admires the way Perdue has always promoted foundations and practices that put family first. Corris lives in Martin County, North Carolina, and operates five houses.

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HB Blount

Pitt County, North Carolina

HB Blount

farming with Perdue since 1983

For Thomas, getting into poultry farming was a matter of following his family’s example. As a child, he watched their chickens grow and helped his Dad with basic tasks. He was especially fascinated by the natural progression of these animals’ lives. A farmer since 1983, Thomas represents the second generation of farmers in his family and works on land that they’ve owned for more than three decades. He commits to doing his best each day to raise quality chickens at his home in Pitt County, North Carolina.

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Ferrell Blount

Pitt County, North Carolina

Ferrell Blount

farming with Perdue since 1987

Ferrell lives in Pitt County, North Carolina, and has been farming for 32 years. That much time in the industry brings with it a collection of fond memories. One that sticks out to him is watching each new flock of chickens come in, then raising them to be healthy and strong from start to finish. Or teasing his then four-year-old daughter by asking her to name all the chickens in the houses.

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Weaver Poultry

Queen Anne’s, Maryland

Weaver Poultry

farming with Perdue since 2006

Richard is a farmer in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, with two houses per account. He’s been farming with Perdue for 13 years and also raises livestock for meat and dairy goats. Richard loves to watch his grandson’s excitement as he helps with the work around the chicken houses. He is very happy to grow high-quality food for other people, and raise animals in a way that consumers demand.

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South Point Farm

Ohio County, Kentucky

South Point Farm

farming with Perdue since 2019

Tyler operated a poultry supply store before following in the footsteps of friends and family members who raised chickens. In Ohio County, Kentucky, on 70 acres of land passed down through the family since shortly after the Revolutionary War, Tyler cares for cattle and raises chickens. Tyler enjoys being his own boss and working in an industry where he’s established many friendships.

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Fishburn Farm

Warren County, Kentucky

Fishburn Farm

farming with Perdue since 2018

The owner of Fishburn Farm bought the property from his father’s friend, who encouraged the farmer to add poultry to the operation. Today, he raises cattle and chickens and grows soybean and corn crops on his farm and has invited his children to learn everything there is to know about the operation. Working with Perdue helps this farmer give 100 percent. “The company cares about all who buy its products and wants what is best for the consumer,” he says.

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Cedar Knoll Farm

Kent, Delaware

Cedar Knoll Farm

farming with Perdue since 2018

Rob and Amanda live in Kent County, Delaware, and operate two houses. Rob has worked in the industry by selling tractors for more than 25 years. It was a long-term goal of his to own a farm. Friends of theirs encouraged the couple to consider poultry farming because of their 25+ years of experience with Perdue. Rob and Amanda truly appreciate how their family comes together when they need to get things done on the farm. For instance, when preparing for a new flock of chickens, there are sometimes three generations of their family working in the chicken houses. Their priority is to make sure their little ones grow in the best environment.

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Troyer Farm

Kent, Maryland

Troyer Farm

farming with Perdue since 2010

Lee and Mary operate two houses with 43,000 chickens per flock in Kent County, Maryland. They were both born on farms that were family owned and operated, but their farming heritage extends further back. Their ancestors were farmers who immigrated to the U.S. about eight generations ago. After leaving the farm for 15 years, Lee and Mary fell into the opportunity to purchase an existing operation. They’re grateful that they could raise their three kids in this environment and get them involved during their formative years.

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Livin R' Dream

Queen Anne's, Maryland

Livin R' Dream

farming with Perdue since 2014

Bill and Connie take immense pride in their farm and often get attached to the chickens that they raise. It’s a wonderful and rewarding life knowing the amount of people they contribute to feeding. They’ve been farming since 2005 and are the first generation in their families to do so. While running a poultry operation isn’t a simple stroll in the park, they often remind one another, “Remember, miracles happen when you work together.” There are plenty of light-hearted moments too. Bill and Connie recall watching their mom round up the chickens at the end of the day by clucking and clapping her hands.

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R U Kiddin' Me

Queen Anne's, Maryland

R U Kiddin' Me

farming with Perdue since 2014

Bill and Connie take immense pride in their farm and often get attached to the chickens that they raise. It’s a wonderful and rewarding life knowing the amount of people they contribute to feeding. They’ve been farming since 2005 and are the first generation in their families to do so. While running a poultry operation isn’t a simple stroll in the park, they often remind one another, “Remember, miracles happen when you work together.” There are plenty of light-hearted moments too. Bill and Connie recall watching their mom round up the chickens at the end of the day by clucking and clapping her hands.

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Chickens R Us

Queen Anne's, Maryland

Chickens R Us

farming with Perdue since 2014

Bill and Connie take immense pride in their farm and often get attached to the chickens that they raise. It’s a wonderful and rewarding life knowing the amount of people they contribute to feeding. They’ve been farming since 2005 and are the first generation in their families to do so. While running a poultry operation isn’t a simple stroll in the park, they often remind one another, “Remember, miracles happen when you work together.” There are plenty of light-hearted moments too. Bill and Connie recall watching their mom round up the chickens at the end of the day by clucking and clapping her hands.

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Rusty Rooster

Kent, Maryland

Rusty Rooster

farming with Perdue since 2018

Karen and Jeff are proud of their family run farm. First-generation farmers, they are just starting out in the industry and have no employees other than their own kin. A friend who's a poultry farmer encouraged the couple to follow in his footsteps and they've found it a good way to supplement their pension while being at home with their family. Growing healthy, quality and organic chickens takes hours of dedication and hard work each day, and they happily rise to the challenge.

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Rusty Rooster

Kent, Maryland

Rusty Rooster

farming with Perdue since 2018

Karen and Jeff are proud of their family run farm. First-generation farmers, they are just starting out in the industry and have no employees other than their own kin. A friend who's a poultry farmer encouraged the couple to follow in his footsteps and they've found it a good way to supplement their pension while being at home with their family. Growing healthy, quality and organic chickens takes hours of dedication and hard work each day, and they happily rise to the challenge.

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Rusty Rooster

Kent, Maryland

Rusty Rooster

farming with Perdue since 2018

Karen and Jeff are proud of their family run farm. First-generation farmers, they are just starting out in the industry and have no employees other than their own kin. A friend who's a poultry farmer encouraged the couple to follow in his footsteps and they've found it a good way to supplement their pension while being at home with their family. Growing healthy, quality and organic chickens takes hours of dedication and hard work each day, and they happily rise to the challenge.

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High Maintenance Farm

McLean County, Kentucky

High Maintenance Farm

farming with Perdue since 2016

When a man named Carl shows up and asks if you want to lease four chicken houses, you say yes and never look back. That’s how Kyle got into the poultry business three years ago, and he’s been going strong ever since. On his farm in McLean County, Kentucky, he always puts the chickens first. He does everything in his power to make sure they live the most comfortable life possible.

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Makin' Memories Farm

Caroline County, Maryland

Makin' Memories Farm

farming with Perdue since 2018

Although farming is a lot of hard work, Levi and Kristin wouldn’t trade their lives for anyone else’s. They love being in the poultry houses. It’s a joy to care for the chickens and to watch them interact with each other. Between flocks, Levi and Kristin work long hours to prepare the houses for the next one. They’re always excited when a new group arrives at the farm. Levi is a third-generation farmer who has spent his whole life in the industry, and even started his own grain operation in 2002. Kristin has been farming with Levi since 2014 and the two just purchased the farm in 2017.

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Makin' Memories Farm

Caroline, Maryland

Makin' Memories Farm

farming with Perdue since 2018

Although farming is a lot of hard work, Levi and Kristin wouldn’t trade their lives for anyone else’s. They love being in the poultry houses. It’s a joy to care for the chickens and to watch them interact with each other. Between flocks, Levi and Kristin work long hours to prepare the houses for the next one. They’re always excited when a new group arrives at the farm. Levi is a third-generation farmer who has spent his whole life in the industry, and even started his own grain operation in 2002. Kristin has been farming with Levi since 2014 and the two just purchased the farm in 2017.

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Dog Creek

Grayson and Butler Counties, Kentucky

Dog Creek

farming with Perdue since 2017

Michael has two farms across two counties in Kentucky. Geary Farms is 39 acres and Dog Creek is 89 acres. He’s a veteran of the U.S. military as well as being a veteran farmer. He’s most proud of teaching his sons how to work on the farm.

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Layman’s 81

Daviess County, Kentucky

Layman’s 81

farming with Perdue since 2018

Paul and Ginny live in Daviess County, Kentucky. They are third-generation farmers but have been at it for only one year. Even though they’re beginner poultry farmers, they are very excited to grow and learn with Perdue. They relish working together as a family and teaching their children a great work ethic. To them, walking into the grocery store and seeing the final product is mighty gratifying.

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West Fork

McLean, Kentucky

West Fork

farming with Perdue since 2018

Caleb believes that the most beneficial aspect of working with Perdue is advice from the super-helpful flock supervisors.

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Neal Farm

McLean County, Kentucky

Neal Farm

farming with Perdue since 2014

Willie and Kelly live in McLean County, Kentucky. It was a lifelong dream of theirs to become farm owners. According to Willie, it’s funny how life works out as he now owns the farm where he started out as a farmhand at the age of 15. Today, he’s watching his son grow up in the same place where he was young and hopeful. The Neal Family considers the opportunity to make a living and raise their family on the farm as the biggest blessing.

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D & D Poultry Farm

Ohio County, Kentucky

D & D Poultry Farm

farming with Perdue since 2016

Nathan and Lakayah live in Ohio County, Kentucky. The poultry houses have been in their family for 23 years, crisscrossing two generations. They enjoyed raising their kids in an agricultural setting, which, in all its craziness, gave the Daughertys more opportunities to bond with each other.

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Clark's Poultry Farm

Kentucky

Clark's Poultry Farm

farming with Perdue since 2018

The owner of Clark’s Poultry worked alongside and learned a great deal about farming from his father. His goal was always to operate a poultry farm and, thanks to Perdue, the opportunity finally presented itself. Today, this Kentucky farmer manages 24 acres where, along with chickens, he raises cattle and grows hay. He enjoys partnering with Perdue, which he says treats farmers like family. Working alongside those he loves most is one of many benefits of farming. “We are a caring and loving family,” he says. “We take pride in everything we do.”

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Rolling Hills Farm

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky

Rolling Hills Farm

farming with Perdue since 2019

Brandon and Justin are new to the poultry industry, having just joined forces with Perdue in 2019. Becoming poultry farmers allowed the two to work side by side each day, take time off when needed and, best of all, be their own bosses. They enjoy working with Perdue, a company that they say has provided them with assistance in all areas of animal care. “We are committed to providing our flocks with the most suitable environment while treating them humanely,” the farmers say. “Our goal is to raise the most healthy and natural chicken for our consumers so they can feel confident in making Perdue their No. 1 choice.”

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Timber Hollow

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky

Timber Hollow

farming with Perdue since 1995

John Eby grew up on a farm and worked for his father before buying his own farm in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Eby’s ancestors have farmed for as long as the family can remember, and Eby feels grateful to follow in their footsteps while being able to support his family by doing what he loves. He takes pride in doing the best job possible and cherishes memories of working with his family on the farm.

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Circle I Farm

Kentucky

Circle I Farm

farming with Perdue since 2018

Tim and Kim are fourth-generation farmers who live in Kentucky. A portion of their land has been in their family for 83 years, while some of it they recently purchased. They feel lucky to be able to share this lifestyle with their three daughters and teach them where and how their food is raised. Farming gave Tim and Kim the chance to be involved with their daughter’ after-school activities, including softball.

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Miller Family Farm

Kent, Delaware

Miller Family Farm

farming with Perdue since 2018 or earlier

Willis and Bobby, who also raise beef cattle on their 55 acres in Kent County, Delaware, picked farming so they could be home with family on a daily basis. They take pride in raising healthy, organic chickens — so much so that Willis and Bobby check their chickens four times a day to ensure their comfort. And the 130,000 chickens in their care are better for it.

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Miller Family Farm

Kent, Delaware

Miller Family Farm

farming with Perdue since 2018 or earlier

Willis and Bobby, who also raise beef cattle on their 55 acres in Kent County, Delaware, picked farming so they could be home with family on a daily basis. They take pride in raising healthy, organic chickens — so much so that Willis and Bobby check their chickens four times a day to ensure their comfort. And the 130,000 chickens in their care are better for it.

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A & C Poultry

McLean County, Kentucky

A & C Poultry

farming with Perdue since 2004

Andy and Christina live in McLean County, Kentucky, and operate four houses. Their family has farmed for three generations, and the two have owned this particular farm for 15 years. After college, the Hudsons joined the industry and, once they got to know the inner workings of the process, decided to build their own houses. It was well worth it, especially as they wanted their kids to grow up in a country setting.

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Double R Farm

McLean County, Kentucky

Double R Farm

farming with Perdue since 1996

Barry and Myrtle Rickard raise both cattle and chickens on their 70-acre farm in McLean County, Kentucky. Barry, farming since 1950, turned to poultry full time after the coal mine for which he worked closed. The couple takes pride in their work and make animal husbandry a priority.

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Smoking Goat

North Carolina

Smoking Goat

farming with Perdue since 2016

Although Skip and Austin are relatively new poultry farmers, they made the top 10 list of growers in their first year. They get a lot of pride and satisfaction from producing chicken that represents the care growers put into each flock. In today’s market, Skip and Austin understand that consumers are overwhelmed with choices. They feel that Perdue including the growers in their marketing campaign says a great deal about the company’s willingness to be upfront and honest with shoppers.

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BYH Farms

Gates County, North Carolina

BYH Farms

farming with Perdue since 2014

Brent lives in Gates County, North Carolina, and has four houses. He grew up farming and, as a matter of fact, his parents owned one of the pioneer Perdue farms in the area. They built one of the first Lewiston Complex Perdue houses in 1975, and his grandparents were farmers as well. Brent helped his parents on the farm as he grew up, then felt the need to see more of the world. He worked as a licensed general contractor for years before gladly returning to farming.

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DM Powell Poultry

Bertie County, North Carolina

DM Powell Poultry

farming with Perdue since 2017

Dennis lives in Bertie County, North Carolina, and has been involved in farming his whole life. He treasures working on the farm with his dad and brother. It is hard labor, but they have made a lot of good memories. When he was a little boy, he was working with his grandma and aunts in the fields when a crop duster biplane decided to have some fun and buzzed 20 feet over their heads. They all dove to the ground and burst into giggles when moments later they arose.

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Faith Farms

Bertie County, North Carolina

Faith Farms

farming with Perdue since 2007

An act of compassion led Michael to a career in farming. Michael’s grandfather, a man he admired and shadowed since childhood, was ailing and in danger of losing his farm. Determined to preserve the family legacy, Michael stepped in and added poultry farming to the business. The strategy paid off, and once Michael inherited the business, he added more poultry houses. A Perdue poultry farmer since 2007, Michael now manages 580 acres of land and credits a solid work ethic, his faith and the support of his family for his success. As his grandfather before him, Michael enjoys teaching his children about the profession of farming and looks forward to the future of the family business as well as a continued partnership with Perdue, a company he respects for its focus on thoughtful animal care.

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Shady Brook Farm

Todd County, Kentucky

Shady Brook Farm

farming with Perdue since 2018

Jethro lives in Todd County, Kentucky, and has been farming on his own for one year now. His father raised chickens for Perdue, and it was his example and enthusiasm that inspired Jethro to get started. Jethro bought his farm a year ago and added new houses, and he welcomes the excitement that beginnings bring. He is already making special memories, one of which was watching his first flock of chicks arrive at his brand-new home.

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Moore Farm

Kent, Delaware

Moore Farm

farming with Perdue since 2016

Luke, Alison and Joseph live in Kent County, Delaware, and run a 650-acre organic farm. They grow all kinds of organic crops, such as corn, soybeans, wheat and sorghum. The trio makes up the third generation of farmers in their family, and the farm has been organic for approximately 17 years. Each day, they create many exciting memories on the farm, but one particularly special moment was the arrival of their first flock of chicks after all the work they put in updating the houses.

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Moore Farm

Kent, Delaware

Moore Farm

farming with Perdue since 2016

Luke, Alison and Joseph live in Kent County, Delaware, and run a 650-acre organic farm. They grow all kinds of organic crops, such as corn, soybeans, wheat and sorghum. The trio makes up the third generation of farmers in their family, and the farm has been organic for approximately 17 years. Each day, they create many exciting memories on the farm, but one particularly special moment was the arrival of their first flock of chicks after all the work they put in updating the houses.

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Clay Hill Poultry, LLC

Gates County, North Carolina

Clay Hill Poultry, LLC

farming with Perdue since 2015

Robbie and Susan live in Gates County, North Carolina, where they own 12. They’ve been farming for 45 years. Inspired by the four generations of farmers in their family, the Umphletts do everything on the farm with compassion for the chickens, crops, employees and community.

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KMA Poultry

McLean County, Kentucky

KMA Poultry

farming with Perdue since 2016

Kyle lives in McLean County, Kentucky. He was home from college one summer when a farmer approached him and asked if he wanted to lease his farm. Kyle said yes and has never looked back. Although he’s only spent three years in the poultry industry, he really cut his teeth on cattle and row crop farming. He is the third generation of his family to be a farmer.

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D Double B Poultry

Kentucky

D Double B Poultry

farming with Perdue since 2000

For the owners of this farm in Kentucky, farming is a family tradition, a way of life that’s been passed down for three generations. In total, the family manages 12 poultry houses on 240 acres of land, where the farmers also raise horses, goats and cows and grow hay. Teaching their children about poultry farming has been one of the most rewarding aspects of the business, which has proven a reliable way to support their families.

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High Point Farm

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky

High Point Farm

farming with Perdue since 2004

A trip to a family member’s turkey farm in South Carolina inspired Nathan to establish his own poultry operation. He now owns four houses on 166 acres of land in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Poultry farming suits Nathan, as he enjoys setting his own hours, making his own decisions and dedicating his time to something he truly enjoys: “I put 100% of my effort in growing the best chickens I can.”

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Smith Land Farm

Ohio County, Kentucky

Smith Land Farm

farming with Perdue since 1996

Farmer Joel Wayne Smith grew up on a farm and purchased his first cow at age 16. Today this hardworking farmer manages 1,000 acres of land in Ohio County, Kentucky. There, he raises chickens, cattle and sheep and grows crops, like corn, soybeans and hay. He added the poultry operation to support his income and also produce fertilizer from the litter for crops and hay. Joel strives to be a good steward of the land and instill in his grandchildren a strong work ethic. Memories of farming alongside his father — breeding cattle, clearing and cropping land and fixing fences — serve as daily inspiration.

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Forehand Farm

Bertie County, North Carolina

Forehand Farm

farming with Perdue since 1974

Bernie doesn't consider farming a job but a passion. It’s in his blood. Working with his father while growing up and then farming with him after college offered Bernie experiences that most sons are not fortunate to have. Together they built a farm where they both enjoy solving the challenges of the crop and poultry business, and Bernie wouldn’t trade it for anything.

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Union Hill Farm

Kentucky

Union Hill Farm

farming with Perdue since 2007

The owner of Union Hill Farm comes from a long line of Kentucky farmers, 17 generations to be exact. On 600 acres of land, she currently raises cattle, sheep and chickens. A transition from hog to poultry farming was a smart choice for this farmer, who enjoys working with family and making her own hours. “Even though most of my day is dedicated to the farm, I have the ability to work at my own pace, she says.”

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Pond Run Farm

Kentucky

Pond Run Farm

farming with Perdue since 2001

For the owners of this farm in Kentucky, farming is a family tradition, a way of life that’s been passed down for three generations. In total, the family manages 12 poultry houses on 240 acres of land, where the farmers also raise horses, goats and cows and grow hay. Teaching their children about poultry farming has been one of the most rewarding aspects of the business, which has proven a reliable way to support their families.

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MJA Farms

McLean County, Kentucky

MJA Farms

farming with Perdue since 2008

Chris, a lifelong farmer, took over the family farm when his father passed away unexpectedly. Since that time, he’s expanded the poultry operation from three to four houses. On the 90-acre farm, Chris also raises cattle and grows hay. Poultry farming is a “peaceful” way to make a living, says Chris, and he raises each flock with care and as if he were raising them to feed his own family.

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Mark and Kathy Farm

Kent, Delaware

Mark and Kathy Farm

farming with Perdue since 2008

Mark and Kathy are dedicated to providing their flocks with the best animal husbandry they can provide. They are proud to have been farming for decades, and their family farm is 74 years old. With 88 acres in Kent County, Delaware, they are able to comfortably house 85,500 chickens and work every day to make their grandparents proud.

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Steve Mast Farm

Grayson County, Kentucky

Steve Mast Farm

farming with Perdue since 2016

Steve Mast was raised on a farm and, although he enjoyed hobby farming, worked in construction for 18 years before considering a career in poultry farming. In 2016, her purchased his father’s farm and stepped into the business. He raises cattle, goats and chickens and grows hay on his 135-acre farm in Grayson County, Kentucky. Mast enjoys his life as a farmer and finds fulfillment in doing work that helps to feed others.

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Third Day Poultry Farm

McLean County, Kentucky

Third Day Poultry Farm

farming with Perdue since 2016

The owners of Third Day Farm happened upon poultry farming quite by happy accident. They were renting a farmhouse with plans to build a home. A temporary housing situation turned into a complete life change. “We ended up loving the beautiful location and decided to buy the whole farm,” they say. The couple’s 200-acre farm in McLean County, Kentucky, is home to sheep, three dogs and one cat, plus the couple’s poultry houses. These farmers enjoy the freedom that farming provides and take pride in the product they produce.

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Guffie Farm

McLean County, Kentucky

Guffie Farm

farming with Perdue since 2006

Mike takes the utmost care of each and every flock, providing a neat and comfortable environment for his chickens. If you visit his farm in Mclean County, Kentucky, you’ll see a well-maintained operation with the most up-to-date technology and the latest improvements. He’s been farming since 2001 and farming for Perdue since 2006. As a third-generation farmer, he is proud to continue the craft.

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Full Dozen Poultry

Daviess County, Kentucky

Full Dozen Poultry

farming with Perdue since 2006

Brandon is an enterprising farmer in Daviess County, Kentucky, who cares about the quality of life of the chickens in his care. He’s proud to produce a quality product for a quality company, and his family has been in farming for over two centuries. His farm is 1,000 acres, and he’s glad to share his great life with his family.

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Marksberry Poultry

Ohio County, Kentucky

Marksberry Poultry

farming with Perdue since 2015

Freddy, Jacob and Chelsea live in Ohio County in Kentucky. The Marksberrys are lifelong farmers, a tradition that goes back hundreds of years in their family. Freddy, Jacob and Chelsea raise their children in the same way that they grew up and appreciate how the expanded business allows them to take care of more members of their family.

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River Run Poultry

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky

River Run Poultry

farming with Perdue since 1999

Joe and Kamala Embry raise horses and chickens and grow hay on their two farms in Kentucky. The Embry family has been farming for over 30 years, an opportunity that has allowed them to work close to home and pursue interests outside of work. They appreciate the training and guidance that Perdue offers its farmers, as going the extra mile sets farmers up for success.

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Geary Farms

Grayson and Butler Counties, Kentucky

Geary Farms

farming with Perdue since 2017

Michael has two farms across two counties in Kentucky. Geary Farms is 39 acres and Dog Creek is 89 acres. He’s a veteran of the U.S. military as well as being a veteran farmer. He’s most proud of teaching his sons how to work on the farm.

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Country Meadows Farm

Todd County, Kentucky

Country Meadows Farm

farming with Perdue since 2009

The owner of Country Meadows Farm raises cattle and chickens and grows hay on his 64-acre farm in Todd County, Kentucky. The property, originally owned by his father-in-law, is the perfect place to raise a family and manage a farm, a project that has involved the entire family. Farming for Perdue has provided dependable and consistent work that allows the family to work as team on land they love and tend with care.

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JZ Farms

Caroline, Maryland

JZ Farms

farming with Perdue since 2019

The Bloughs’ 175-acre farm is nestled in Caroline County, Maryland, and home to 70,000 birds. First-generation farmers, Zach and Jane believe that working and living on a farm is a great way to raise and instill values in their children. The Bloughs believe that Perdue cares as much for its growers as it does for the chickens. As a team, they work to keep the birds as happy as possible and are excited about what the future will bring.

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JZ Farms

Caroline, Maryland

JZ Farms

farming with Perdue since 2019

The Bloughs’ 175-acre farm is nestled in Caroline County, Maryland, and home to 70,000 birds. First-generation farmers, Zach and Jane believe that working and living on a farm is a great way to raise and instill values in their children. The Bloughs believe that Perdue cares as much for its growers as it does for the chickens. As a team, they work to keep the birds as happy as possible and are excited about what the future will bring.

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Evans and Butler Poultry

McLean County, Kentucky

Evans and Butler Poultry

farming with Perdue since 1996

Nancy farms 180 acres of land in McLean County, Kentucky, where she raises chickens and grows soybeans and corn. A second-generation farmer, she was drawn to the vocation as it provided enough income to allow her to work from home and raise a family. Farming for Perdue since 1996, Nancy is pleased to see how the company and industry in general have welcomed women into the fold.

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Double D

Bertie County, North Carolina

Double D

farming with Perdue since 1990

David has been farming in Bertie County, North Carolina, for 69 years now. A fifth-generation farmer, he believes in keeping his chickens as comfortable as possible. He feeds them a nutritionally balanced diet and tries to provide them with the best environment he can. David cites working alongside family and working with his grandchildren in the chicken houses as his fondest memories.

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George Bailey

Suffolk County, Virginia

George Bailey

farming with Perdue since 1980

Phillip is a third-generation farmer who has worked in the industry since 1969. He had the opportunity to branch into the farming business during a time when it was struggling. While this could’ve discouraged others, Phillip saw a chance to grow and treasures working side by side with his father. The farm has been in his family for over 85 years and he’s been farming for Perdue since 1980. As a top grower for Perdue, he takes in each incoming flock with pride and dedication.

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Johnson Farm

Ohio, Kentucky

Johnson Farm

farming with Perdue since 1997

Burl is a farmer in Ohio County, Kentucky, who raises 48,200 chicks. He is a second-generation farmer with 50 years of experience and has worked with Perdue since 1997. Growing up, Burl’s mother would order 100 baby chicks from Sears every spring. Now, he gets 211,000 of his own every year.

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Asie and Will Jones

Bertie County, North Carolina

Asie and Will Jones

farming with Perdue since 1985

Susie worked at a processing plant and eventually decided she wanted to raise chickens of her own. She’s a second-generation farmer who began in 1965, and the farm has been in her family since 1944. Susie loves sharing the country life with her sons. At a young age, one of them opened the door of the poultry house for the first time and a chicken jumped right into his arms. Another memorable moment for her includes being invited to the Governor’s family and agriculture commission.

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Stacey Whitfield Farms

Edgecombe County, North Carolina

Stacey Whitfield Farms

farming with Perdue since 2008

Stacey lives in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. He’s a third-generation farmer who has 11+ years of experience. As a young boy, he learned the basics of operating a chicken house from his granddaddy. Each day he would work on a different daily task in the poultry houses. Stacey carried these lessons over to his own farming enterprise and takes pride in raising healthy birds from start to finish.

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Andy and Sherry’s Farm

Bertie County, North Carolina

Andy and Sherry’s Farm

farming with Perdue since 2016

Andy is a third-generation farmer, and Andy and Sherry’s Farm has been in the family for a half a century. It’s located in Bertie County, North Carolina, and sits on 55 acres. They love seeing their hard work pay off and want to raise healthy chickens for people all over the world to enjoy.

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Warner Enterprises

Kent, Delaware

Warner Enterprises

farming with Perdue since 1981

With over 60,000 chickens on 45 acres, Alvin has his hands full in Kent County, Delaware. He has devoted 42 years to the poultry business and is proud of the meals he’s been able to provide families. He plants trees around his property to protect the local streams from runoff and has loved his time in the business.

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Family Tradition Farm

Kent, Delaware

Family Tradition Farm

farming with Perdue since 2008

Mark and Kathy are dedicated to providing their flocks with the best animal husbandry they can provide. They are proud to have been farming for decades, and their family farm is 74 years old. With 88 acres in Kent County, Delaware, they are able to comfortably house 85,500 chickens and work every day to make their grandparents proud.

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S and S Farms

Pitt County, North Carolina

S and S Farms

farming with Perdue since 2017

Phillip values hard work, dedication and sacrifice — the three “ingredients” of farming. He’s done it since 1999, continuing his family’s legacy into its third generation. Phillip likes working with the people of Perdue, whom he describes as “down-to-earth.” He added the poultry operation to diversify his farm, a decision that reaped many benefits. For instance, he uses the litter from the poultry houses as fertilizer for the crops that he grows. Phillip lives in Pitt County, North Carolina, and operates eight houses.

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Sweet Air Farm

Kent, Maryland

Sweet Air Farm

farming with Perdue since 1992

Charles and Maria live in Kent County, Maryland, on 11 acres of land. They have two chicken houses and have been farming chickens for 40 years. These first-generation farmers are passionate about working with animals. They also keep horses on their farm and have planted trees on their land to combat global warming.

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Wade and Ann Askew

Gates County, North Carolina

Wade and Ann Askew

farming with Perdue since 1983

Wade and Ann live in Gates County, North Carolina, and operate three chicken houses. They began farming in 1978, then jumped into raising chickens a few years later. Wade started farming with his father when he was a high school freshman. His most cherished memories involve working with his dad, who passed away at the age of 88 in 2018. They were best friends who counted on each other for everything. The legacy lives on as four generations of their family are poultry farmers for Perdue.

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Country Haven Farm Act 1

Caroline, Maryland

Country Haven Farm Act 1

farming with Perdue since 2018 or earlier

Harlan and Regina live in Caroline County, Maryland, and have two accounts with three organic houses and one new house awaiting organic certification. To them, farming is more than a business or a job —it’s a lifestyle. They wanted to raise their kids on a farm and feel very fortunate to be able to work together as a family.

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William Tetterton

Pitt County, North Carolina

William Tetterton

farming with Perdue since 1984

If you travel out to Pitt County, North Carolina, you’ll find William Tetterton raising chickens. He’s a third-generation farmer who’s been at it for 35 years. The decision to dive into poultry farming was inspired by his hope that future generations could take over the operation one day. William cherishes watching his birds grow from little chicks to healthy chickens.

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Hen and Chick Farms

McLean, Kentucky

Hen and Chick Farms

farming with Perdue since 2004

Hen and Chick Farm comprises 34 acres of land in McLean County, Kentucky. There, its owner, a second-generation farmer, raises chickens and grows corn and soybeans. Watching her children grow up and help out on the farm have been among her most treasured memories. “This … farm helps a family of five enjoy a quality life,” she says. “We take pride in doing our best to raise a high-quality food product.”

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William Loller Farm

Kent, Maryland

William Loller Farm

farming with Perdue since 1999

There are few things in life that matter more than family to Zach, Harley and Judith, who farm on 250 acres of land in Kent County, Maryland. These second-generation farmers have fond memories of the entire family working together on the farm. They treat their chickens with TLC and work hard to keep the birds comfortable on the hottest and coldest days of the year.

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William Loller Farm

Kent, Maryland

William Loller Farm

farming with Perdue since 1999

There are few things in life that matter more than family to Zach, Harley and Judith, who farm on 250 acres of land in Kent County, Maryland. These second-generation farmers have fond memories of the entire family working together on the farm. They treat their chickens with TLC and work hard to keep the birds comfortable on the hottest and coldest days of the year.

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William Loller Farm

Kent, Maryland

William Loller Farm

farming with Perdue since 1999

There are few things in life that matter more than family to Zach, Harley and Judith, who farm on 250 acres of land in Kent County, Maryland. These second-generation farmers have fond memories of the entire family working together on the farm. They treat their chickens with TLC and work hard to keep the birds comfortable on the hottest and coldest days of the year.

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Cokey Swamp Farm

North Carolina

Cokey Swamp Farm

farming with Perdue since 2016

Although gratifying, farming is a tough lifestyle that’s only suited to those who are willing to put in the effort. JR is a first-generation farmer who's been farming since 2016. It has opened his eyes to all the work that goes into creating a quality product, and he wants people to recognize the time and care that farmers put into raising a flock of birds. As someone who is self-sufficient, JR likes that his career allows him to be his own boss. He lives in North Carolina, where he operates four houses.

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Country Haven Farm Act 2

Caroline, Maryland

Country Haven Farm Act 2

farming with Perdue since 2018 or earlier

Harlan and Regina live in Caroline County, Maryland, and have two accounts with three organic houses and one new house awaiting organic certification. To them, farming is more than a business or a job —it’s a lifestyle. They wanted to raise their kids on a farm and feel very fortunate to be able to work together as a family.

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Turning Point Farm

Queen Anne’s, Maryland

Turning Point Farm

farming with Perdue since 2013

The Wrights love farming and really care about the well-being of their birds.

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B & R Poultry

McLean, Kentucky

B & R Poultry

farming with Perdue since 2008

Adam and David operate four houses in McLean County, Kentucky. They’ve farmed for Perdue for more than a decade of their 25 years and enjoy all the fruits their labor brings. Adam and David take pride in knowing their chickens are happy and healthy. They appreciate the care and support that the Perdue crew offers to the farmers.

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Truman Sanderlin

Bertie County, North Carolina

Truman Sanderlin

farming with Perdue since 2005

One of the many farms in Bertie County, North Carolina, is Truman Sanderlin, which consists of three houses. The owner was born and raised on a farm, marking the third generation of farmers in his family. He does his best to keep the birds happy and comfortable and the farm looking as good as a slice of pie.

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Eddie Dail Farms

Edgecombe, North Carolina

Eddie Dail Farms

farming with Perdue since 2009

Farming is not just a job to Edward and Noreen; it’s a way of life. They love the land and do their best to honor the blessings God has given them. Edward inherited the farm after his father passed, but even before that farming was what he adored. Working for Perdue has been a great experience for Edward and Noreen, thanks in part to the support system. From management to flock advisors, there’s always someone there to help the growers. The two live in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, and operate six houses. In addition to chickens, they raise cows and goats and also grow cotton, soybeans, wheat, hemp, peanuts and strawberries on their solar-powered farm.

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Dana Leigh

Queen Anne’s, Maryland

Dana Leigh

farming with Perdue since 2006

Richard is a farmer in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, with two houses per account. He’s been farming with Perdue for 13 years and also raises livestock for meat and dairy goats. Richard loves to watch his grandson’s excitement as he helps with the work around the chicken houses. He is very happy to grow high-quality food for other people, and raise animals in a way that consumers demand.

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Hilltop Poultry

McLean, Kentucky

Hilltop Poultry

farming with Perdue since 1996

Sage was only three years old when his father built the first chicken house on the family farm, which was established by Sage’s grandfather in 1944. Sage began helping his father when he turned 11, returning to work part-time while in middle school and full-time once he reached his high school and college years. Today, Sage runs the farm, where he raises poultry and grows both corn and soybeans. Sage is grateful to have learned from both his grandfather and father and appreciates the quality assurance standards Perdue has set in place. “They truly care about their growers and consumers,” he says.

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C.W. Shocklee

McLean County, Kentucky

C.W. Shocklee

farming with Perdue since 1998

Charles lives in McLean County, Kentucky, where he operates four houses. One of his goals is to raise quality chicken. He appreciates that poultry farming can be done on land of any size, especially since he only owns 36 acres.

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Cunningham Farms, Inc

Greene County, North Carolina

Cunningham Farms, Inc

farming with Perdue since 1985

Stan is a fourth-generation farmer who has gladly continued the tradition since 1982. His great grandfather established their current farm in 1921. Stan has many memories of farming with his father and grandfather, some of which have taught him the importance of compromise. He recalls the two arguing about how to properly operate a tobacco harvester they purchased in 1970. After much debate that lasted almost a year, they finally figured it out together. Stan lives in Greene County, North Carolina, and operates four houses.

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Double L Callis

Hertford County, North Carolina

Double L Callis

farming with Perdue since 1989 or earlier

Linda and Lynn live in Hertford County, North Carolina, and operate two houses. They are sixth-generation farmers, a family tradition that has lasted for more than 40 years. To them, farming has one of the highest purposes a profession can offer. They’re proud to grow the very resource that sustains humanity — food.

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Burden Farms

Ohio, Kentucky

Burden Farms

farming with Perdue since 1997

Truman and Melinda live in Ohio County, Kentucky, and are sixth-generation farmers. Their family started farming in the 1750s. In fact, one of Truman’s ancestors, James William Burden, farmed in Bourbon County after he fought with George Washington in the American Revolution and was told about the land by Washington himself.

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Tichenor Farm

Ohio County, Kentucky

Tichenor Farm

farming with Perdue since 1996

Scott’s grandfather, who established the family farm in the 1950s, initially worked in the coal mining industry before adding poultry to the farming operation when mines in the area began to close. Poultry farming has allowed family members to work together and raise their children on the farm. Scott now manages 100 acres of land, where he raises cattle and chickens and grows hay. Tichenor Farm partnered with Perdue in 1996 and Scott couldn’t be happier: “We strive to raise the best quality product we can,” he says.

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Ray and Brenda Cobb

Bertie County, North Carolina

Ray and Brenda Cobb

farming with Perdue since 1988

Ray and Brenda are farmers in Bertie County, North Carolina, who operate four houses. Brenda’s father helped them get started in the Perdue business. Ray is the first in his family to become a farmer and jokes that his most treasured memory of this experience is his paycheck. To Ray, honesty is the best policy and working with a company that shares this belief has been a treat. The couple enjoy the independence that comes with farming.

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Homeplace

Bertie County, North Carolina

Homeplace

farming with Perdue since 1987

Larry and Marie had always worked away from home but decided to switch to farming when their grandchildren came along. They’re happy that they were able to raise their family on the farm and teach their children and grandchildren the importance of hard work and faith. One their funniest farm memories involves teaching their youngest daughter to drive in an old blue 1960 Ford Pick-up. Watching their daughter drive across the field in a truck that jumped like a bucking horse brought a lot of laughter.

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Wayne Byrum Farm

Gates County, North Carolina

Wayne Byrum Farm

farming with Perdue since 2013

Darryl is a third-generation farmer with 40 years of lessons and memories under his belt. In 2013, his father and stepmother turned the broiler houses over to him. The farm stretches across 32 acres of land and has been in the family since 1974. The health and comfort of his chickens are the markers of success for Darryl. He makes sure they’re well cared for, from providing high-quality feed to checking to see if they’re getting enough water. Darryl lives in Gates County, North Carolina, where he operates three houses.

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L and J Farm

Kent, Delaware

L and J Farm

farming with Perdue since 1988

John and Linda live in Kent County, Delaware, on their solar-powered farm. John is an Army veteran with 41 years of service. He earned the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star for his service in Iraq from 2006 to 2007. Farming has been part of their family for 65 years, and they were one of the first Perdue growers on Delmarva to be selected as a participant in the organic program. In 1988, the stars seemed to align when Linda went into labor with their third child on the same day they placed their first flock of chickens.

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D & A Howard Farm

McLean County, Kentucky

D & A Howard Farm

farming with Perdue since 1997

Dale and Ann are third-generation farmers who live and work in McLean County, Kentucky, on 60 acres of land that’s been in the family since 1997. There they raise chickens and grow hay and hemp. Dale entered the poultry industry upon retirement from the military; the occupation provides sufficient income and allows Dale to stay close to his beloved farm. This couple takes pride in their work and always strive to do better, qualities they say they appreciate in their contacts at Perdue.

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Barben Farms

Franklin County, Pennsylvania

Barben Farms

farming with Perdue since 1995

Farmer Barb tends 124 acres of land in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, on a circa-1794 farm that’s been passed down through seven generations in her family. Barb cares for dairy cattle and grows corn, soybeans and tricale on her organic farm. She added poultry houses to diversify and ensure that her son could follow in her footsteps. Raising her children and grandchildren on the farm and in a rural environment have been some of the biggest rewards of producing food for the country.

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

farming with Perdue since 2012

Marlin is a farmer in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, who operates two houses. He also grows wheat, corn and soybeans while raising grain-fed Holstein cows. He’s a third-generation farmer, and his family has owned the farm for 63 years.

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G & A Bixler Farm LLC

Pennsylvania

G & A Bixler Farm LLC

farming with Perdue since 1990

Andrew Bixler’s 75-acre Pennsylvania farm was established by his parents. He enjoyed growing up and working on the farm and so returned to farming full-time once he graduated from high school. Andrew raises chickens and grows organic grains on his land and feels privileged to have worked alongside his father and produce food for so many people.

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AB Acres, LLC

York County, Pennsylvania

AB Acres, LLC

farming with Perdue since 2014

AB Acres, LLC is a farm in York County, Pennsylvania, with two poultry houses. The brothers who own the farm have done it all their lives, learning valuable lessons from their dad and “pap” every step of the way. To them, farming is a family tradition and a way of living that they love and value.

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Jim and Brenda Brubaker

Snyder County, Pennsylvania

Jim and Brenda Brubaker

farming with Perdue since 2013

Lifelong farmers who live in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, Jim and Brenda make up the sixth generation in their family to farm, a tradition that dates all the way back to 1817. Taking their son out to the field is one of their most treasured memories. The funniest moment would have to be the time when their terrier chased a rabbit, which turned around and chased the dog back. Jim and Brenda operate two houses and raise steers and grow corn, beans and hay.

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M&B Farm

Pennsylvania

M&B Farm

farming with Perdue since 2008

M&B is located in Pennsylvania and features two houses and 53,000 birds. The owner raises other animals too, including pigs and heifers, and grows crops such as corn, soybeans, wheat, barley and grass and alfalfa hay. The owner has been farming with Perdue for 11 years. He enjoys raising organic chickens because he sees how happy his birds are in these conditions. The houses have large windows so that the birds get their fill of natural light when they feel like staying inside instead of exploring outside.

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Chestnut Farms

Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Chestnut Farms

farming with Perdue since 2018

Chestnut Farms is nestled in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, with two chicken houses. While the farm is technically 330 acres, the farmers work across a total of 1,200 acres. The land is owned by a third-generation farmer who welcomes the opportunity to wake each morning and live out his passion. Initially, he entered the poultry business to add a consistent revenue source, but has since grown to love the industry and include it as a major focus of his efforts.

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Eckman Acres

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Eckman Acres

farming with Perdue since 2016

On a 130-acre farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, that dates back to the late 1800s, Brian Eckman raises hogs and chickens and grows corn, soybeans and hay. He added the poultry operation to his farm to ensure that the next generation in his family could continue to live and work on the farm. Eckman focuses on humane care of his livestock and environmental upgrades that will protect nearby waterways and create wildlife habitats. “We strive to grow a quality chicken,” he says, “… and enjoy the relationships and friendships we have acquired during our years of farming.”

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Flintrock Farms North

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Flintrock Farms North

farming with Perdue since 2012

Dan Heller has farmed his entire life, working alongside both his father and his grandfather. This eighth-generation farmer raises horses and chickens and grows hay and corn on his 80-acre farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Heller and his family are proud to provide value to consumers through their farming enterprise. “We desire to grow goodness on our farm and in our community,” he says.

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Flintrock Farms South

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Flintrock Farms South

farming with Perdue since 2013

Dan Heller has farmed his entire life, working alongside both his father and his grandfather. This eighth-generation farmer raises horses and chickens and grows hay and corn on his 80-acre farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Heller and his family are proud to provide value to consumers through their farming enterprise. “We desire to grow goodness on our farm and in our community,” he says.

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Hill Top Farm

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Hill Top Farm

farming with Perdue since 2012

Dan Heller has farmed his entire life, working alongside both his father and his grandfather. This eighth-generation farmer raises horses and chickens and grows hay and corn on his 80-acre farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Heller and his family are proud to provide value to consumers through their farming enterprise. “We desire to grow goodness on our farm and in our community,” he says.

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Dan Heller Farm

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Dan Heller Farm

farming with Perdue since 2013

Dan Heller has farmed his entire life, working alongside both his father and his grandfather. This eighth-generation farmer raises horses and chickens and grows hay and corn on his 80-acre farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Heller and his family are proud to provide value to consumers through their farming enterprise. “We desire to grow goodness on our farm and in our community,” he says.

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Robin-Mike Farms

Berks County, Pennsylvania

Robin-Mike Farms

farming with Perdue since 2013

Settled in Berks County, Pennsylvania, Michael and Robin raise chickens across 131 acres. Michael is a fifth-generation farmer. His most treasured memories include riding on a tractor with his grandfather and learning to drive a tractor for the first time. And he’s making new memories with his own family. Funny moments, like his daughter’s reaction to his frantic attempt to catch a one-week-old calf that had broken out of its pen, make the hard work worth the effort.

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Peaceful Grove Farm

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Peaceful Grove Farm

farming with Perdue since 2004

To Lowell and Daphne, there’s a sense of heritage and belonging that’s established by working and sleeping in the same place that five generations before you called home. They represent the sixth generation to look after the farm, which has been in their family for 148 years; they took over in 1988. Lowell treasures working and learning daily with his father and grandfather and being able to share that experience with his children. The two live in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and operate two houses.

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Clair Ray Garman

Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Clair Ray Garman

farming with Perdue since 2019

Clair is a fifth-generation farmer who moved to his present farm in June 2009. For Clair, it’s the little things on the farm that stick with him. He treasures a memory of putting hay away in the barn on a hot summer day with his whole family; it was just so nice and ordinary, but still so affecting. You can find him in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

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Perry County, Pennsylvania

farming with Perdue since 2005

As a boy, this small family farmer worked alongside his father on a farm that his grandfather also managed. Today, he owns that 96-acre farm in Perry County, Pennsylvania, where he raises chickens for Perdue as well as dairy and beef cattle and hogs that are the source of his family’s own food. “I am thankful for being able to work with my children alongside of me, while supporting them financially,” he says.

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Groff Farms

Pennsylvania

Groff Farms

farming with Perdue since 2015

Pennsylvania-based Groff Farms is a fairly new member of the Perdue Farms network, having partnered in 2015. The owner, raised on a laying hen farm, welcomed the opportunity to jump back into the poultry business. He enjoys working alongside his son and granddaughters on his 76-acre farm. “We treat our animals with respect and give them the best environment we can,” he says.

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Ken-Di Farms

Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

Ken-Di Farms

farming with Perdue since 2010

For 40 years, Ken has lived the country dream on his farm, which has been in his family for nearly half a century. He loved growing up surrounded by crops and animals, and he counts himself lucky to have raised his kids the same way. Now he gets to see his grandchildren enjoy the farmer’s paradise. Ken lives in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, and owns two farms. One features five houses while the other features two houses. He also grows hay and grass.

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Ken-Di Farms

Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

Ken-Di Farms

farming with Perdue since 2010

For 40 years Ken has lived the country dream on his farm, which has been in his family for nearly half a century. He loved growing up surrounded by crops and animals, and he counts himself lucky to have raised his kids the same way. Now he gets to see his grandchildren enjoy the farmer’s paradise. Ken lives in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, and owns two farms. One features five houses while the other features two houses. He also grows hay and grass.

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Spring Valley Farm

Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Spring Valley Farm

farming with Perdue since 2014

Spring Valley Farm is located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, with two houses. It stretches across 119 acres, where heifers, corn, soybeans and hay can also be found. The owner is a third-generation farmer who loves watching his young sons help care for the little peeps. The birds are raised organically with no antibiotics or chemicals, a deep source of pride for the farmers.

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Hoover Farm

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Hoover Farm

farming with Perdue since 2013

Norman was raised on a farm, and after working in construction for 16 years, decided it was time to go back to his roots and be a stay-at-home father. In 2013, Norman purchased his plot, which covers 67 acres and has woods, pastures, ponds and buildings. Since then, he’s had his share of successes, including being named top grower of the week. Norman lives in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and operates six houses.

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Shady Lane Farm

Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Shady Lane Farm

farming with Perdue since 2011

Mark and Rosalie live in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, where they operate four chicken houses across 250 acres. As second-generation farmers, they have 25 years of experience under their belts, and their current farm has been in the family for 30 years. Mark and Rosalie feel that raising their kids on the farm was incredibly worthwhile and hope that the next generation will continue the tradition.

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F&G Farms

York County, Pennsylvania

F&G Farms

farming with Perdue since 2013

Fred and Greg are a father-and-son team farming in York County, Pennsylvania. They really enjoy being able to farm full-time as a family. It was a dream come true for them, though they wish they would’ve started raising birds sooner. They currently operate four houses, but that’s not the only thing that keeps them busy. They tend to a wide variety of animals and crops, from cattle and Berkshire pigs to corn, soybeans, wheat, barley, oats, hay and hemp.

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Pleasant View Farm

Chester, Pennsylvania

Pleasant View Farm

farming with Perdue since 2011

Matt and Melissa took a leap of faith when they purchased the family farm after Matt’s dad retired. They realize it’s been one of life’s greatest blessings to raise five kids on the farm. It’s not without hard work and sacrifice, but they believe the beauty of working together daily far outweighs the challenges. Matt’s grandfather founded the farm in 1942, and this proud and strong family history has persisted into the present. The couple lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania, where they operate three houses with 77,000 birds.

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Pleasant View Farm

Chester County, Pennsylvania

Pleasant View Farm

farming with Perdue since 2011

Matt and Melissa took a leap of faith when they purchased the family farm after Matt’s dad retired. They realize it’s been one of life’s greatest blessings to raise five kids on the farm. It’s not without hard work and sacrifice, but they believe the beauty of working together daily far outweighs the challenges. Matt’s grandfather founded the farm in 1942, and this proud and strong family history has persisted into the present. The couple lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania, where they operate three houses.

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Clear Valley Farm

Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Clear Valley Farm

farming with Perdue since 1991

The owner of Clear Valley Farm has been farming for over a decade, the second generation in his family to do so, and has enjoyed time spent farming alongside his father and children. On the 190-acre farm in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, this farmer raises dairy cattle and chickens and grows soybeans, corn and hay and has implemented many farming practices that protect both the land and the environment.

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JZ Farm

Franklin County, Pennsylvania

JZ Farm

farming with Perdue since 2005

James started helping his father raise chickens when he turned 16. At the age of 22, he got married and bought his own farm with broiler houses. His father was a poultry farmer, which inspired him to do the same. James lives in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and takes care two houses on his 70 acres.

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Matthew Leid

Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Matthew Leid

farming with Perdue since 2011

Matt has farmed all his life, making up the third generation in his family to do so. He loves spending time in the great outdoors, which can bring many unexpected laughs. One of these moments took place when he tried to pen up the birds and slipped and fell into a muddy spot. He lives in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, and raises chickens, goats and alpacas and grows alfalfa, corn and soybeans.

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Green Hill Farm

Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Green Hill Farm

farming with Perdue since 1992

The owner of Green Hill Farm took over his father’s farming operation and now manages a 170-acre tract of land in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, where he raises sheep, angus cattle and chickens and grows soybeans, corn and hay. He has been a part of the Perdue network of farmers or over two decades and appreciates the company’s friendly, helpful personnel and fair pay. But being of service to others is his greatest reward. “I am glad for the opportunity to help supply food for the world,” he says.

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Lime Valley South Farm

Pennsylvania

Lime Valley South Farm

farming with Perdue since 2014

Originally a dairy farm, Lime Valley converted to poultry farming in the 1960s and its owners never looked back. Five generations in the same family work on the farm, with parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles working alongside their children. Lime Valley joined the Perdue family of farmers in 2014 and its owners appreciates the company’s focus on farmer training and guidance and animal care. “Raising chickens … requires 24/7 monitoring and care,” say these farmers. “We do not take our responsibility lightly and we enjoy the process of raising a healthy animal. There are many variables and we continue improving our processes by learning from experience and input from other experts.”

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Lime Valley North Farm

Pennsylvania

Lime Valley North Farm

farming with Perdue since 2015

Originally a dairy farm, Lime Valley converted to poultry farming in the 1960s and its owners never looked back. Five generations in the same family work on the farm, with parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles working alongside their children. Lime Valley joined the Perdue family of farmers in 2014 and its owners appreciates the company’s focus on farmer training and guidance and animal care. “Raising chickens … requires 24/7 monitoring and care,” say these farmers. “We do not take our responsibility lightly and we enjoy the process of raising a healthy animal. There are many variables and we continue improving our processes by learning from experience and input from other experts.”

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Thorn Ridge Farm

Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Thorn Ridge Farm

farming with Perdue since 2010

Tim owns 80 acres of farmland in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, where he looks after two chicken houses and grows organic mixed hay. In fact, his entire farm is certified organic. He enjoys many things about being a farmer, but his favorite memories are tied to raising his children and grandchildren in an agricultural setting. Tim stands behind his products and is happy to be making his living honestly.

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Lost Creek Farm

Berks County, Pennsylvania

Lost Creek Farm

farming with Perdue since 2011

Lost Creek Farm, located in Berks County, Pennsylvania, consists of two houses. As a third-generation farmer, Clair works on land that’s been in his family for 70 years and absolutely loves raising his family on the farm. His journey with Perdue began when he started working with Coleman Natural in 2010.

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

farming with Perdue since 1991

This Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, farmer grew up on a farm and is grateful to work in the same profession that served both his father and grandfather well. Farming since 1968, he manages 75 acres, where he grows corn and soybeans and operates one poultry house. He decided to raise chickens to supplement his farm’s income, a decision that has allowed him to continue doing the work he loves.

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

farming with Perdue since 2006

Dennis was the first in his family to enter the industry 13 years ago. Living on one acre with six boys wasn’t teaching his children the work ethic he wanted them to learn, and poultry farming was a way that the entire gang could be involved. Dennis lives by the saying, “It takes a tough farmer to raise a tender chicken.” He lives in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Raising goats and growing corn, alfalfa and hay are also part of his farm work.

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Gerald Martin

Berks County, Pennsylvania

Gerald Martin

farming with Perdue since 2013

Traditions have a funny way of circling back. Gerald’s grandpa was a Perdue farmer, although the tradition skipped a generation in his family. Gerald continued the legacy in 1992 and has since made plenty of unforgettable memories. He thinks back to teaching his kids how to do things on the farm, like driving the equipment. It brought some laughs as he tried to figure out how to think, explain and operate at the same time. Gerald lives in Berks County, Pennsylvania, and operates two houses.

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James Martin Farm

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

James Martin Farm

farming with Perdue since 2011

Some people were born to farm, and James of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is one of them. He was born and raised on a farm that’s been in his family for 72 years, and his parents later handed it down to him. His most treasured memory is winning the “Organic Grower of the Year” award four times. This wouldn’t have been possible without James’ persistence in providing the best environment for his chickens.

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Larry Dean Martin

Berks County, Pennsylvania

Larry Dean Martin

farming with Perdue since 2014

Larry lives in Berks County, Pennsylvania, where he operates four poultry houses. Larry has farmed his entire life and comes from a family that can trace its farming roots back roughly five generations or more. The previous owners of Larry’s farm insisted that the new owner care for and maintain the property as a farm. Larry and his family feel privileged to have been chosen by the former owners as the farm’s next caretakers.

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Windy Hill Farm

Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Windy Hill Farm

farming with Perdue since 2014

Reasonable hours prompted Lewis to choose poultry over dairy farming. He operates two houses across 120 acres in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, a stretch of land bordered by the Blue Mountains and the Susquehanna River. Lewis has worked with Perdue for five years and also raises beef and grows corn and soybeans.

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Randy Martin

Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Randy Martin

farming with Perdue since 2015

Randy, a third-generation farmer, lives in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. Although he grew up on his family’s farm, he decided to branch out and buy his own land, where he operates two houses and raises 80,000 birds. Fond memories of growing up on a farm inspire Randy in his work and as a parent ̶ he hopes to create magical moments that his children will remember for years to come.

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D&D Farm

Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

D&D Farm

farming with Perdue since 2008

Located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, D&D Farm consists of two houses. The owner of D&D Farm is a second-generation farmer whose family has presided over the land for 43 years. He loves watching over his grandchildren and teaching them about the magic of agriculture. It’s a field full of surprises, both good and bad. He’ll never forget the time when the chickens let themselves into his office for the day.

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Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

farming with Perdue since 2014

Andrew and Joslin are second-generation farmers in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. Their farm has been in the family for 30 years, and it was a momentous day for the couple when they purchased it from Andrew’s parents. They enjoy watching their kids play with the baby chicks and feel lucky that their job allows them to take care of their animals.

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Furnace Hills Poultry

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Furnace Hills Poultry

farming with Perdue since 2008

Carl and Wanda have been farming for 30 years and are the first in their family to do so. It’s a lifestyle that brings the community together, which was more evident than ever when a snowstorm damaged the roofs of their chicken houses in 1995. Neighbors and complete strangers rushed to help the couple repair the structures. Although it happened decades ago, they still remember it as a sweet and humbling experience. Carl and Wanda live in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

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Eli and Darla Nolt

Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

Eli and Darla Nolt

farming with Perdue since 2014

Eli and Darla live in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, and operate two houses with 80,000 chickens. They are following in the footsteps of their parents, who moved to Lebanon County in 1974. The Nolts represent the second generation in charge of the farm, where they relish the time they spend working as a family.

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Dennis Nolt

Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Dennis Nolt

farming with Perdue since 2010

Dennis operates four poultry houses in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. He’s been farming for 27 years and his family has as far back as he can remember. The generous spirit of agriculture constantly inspires him. He was especially pleased to treat flock advisors to his home-grown tomatoes. In addition to raising chickens, Dennis raises angus beef cows and enjoys growing organic hay, organic alfalfa, watermelons and pumpkins.

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Dwayne Nolt Family Farm

Perry County, Pennsylvania

Dwayne Nolt Family Farm

farming with Perdue since 2013

Dwayne has been farming for 12 years and his family has done it for as far back as he can trace. Family is everything to him. He loves being able to spend more time with them and teach his children a strong work ethic. Dwayne lives in Perry County, Pennsylvania, where he operates three houses. He also grows soybeans, corn, angus beef and katahdin sheep.

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Myron Nolt

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Myron Nolt

farming with Perdue since 2017 or earlier

Farming is one of the world’s oldest traditions, and it’s one that Curvin proudly continues. He’s been hard at work for 15 years and looks forward to the years to come. Curvin lives in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and operates two houses. His farm takes up 33 acres, which have been in his family for half a century.

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Mountain View Farm

Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Mountain View Farm

farming with Perdue since 1996

Marvin is a second-generation farmer in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, who manages two chicken houses on a farm that has belonged to his family for 23 years. As a child, he enjoyed watching his uncle’s chickens and always wanted some of his own. Marvin is very fond of growing organic products and does the best he can to raise happy and healthy birds.

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Curvin Reiff

Berks County, Pennsylvania

Curvin Reiff

farming with Perdue since 2015

Curvin lives in Berks County, Pennsylvania, where he operates two houses on land that’s been in his family since 1998. As a second-generation farmer, Curvin shares his passion with his entire family. Once, when his daughter joined him on a shopping trip to the farm store, she begged him to buy her a small wheelbarrow so she could help feed the chickens. Curvin simply couldn’t resist. The family spends a lot of time around the animals, and also quite a lot of time repairing things when they break. Such is the farmer’s life!

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DCT Farm

York County, Pennsylvania

DCT Farm

farming with Perdue since 2012

The owner of DCT Farm in York County, Pennsylvania, has been involved in farming his entire life. Today, he grows hay and raises chickens on his 27-acre farm, the first generation in his family to farm this particular parcel of land. This farmer raises chickens with care, knowing that his hard work goes to feed families across the country. He appreciates the integrity with which Perdue runs its business and the company’s helpful staff.

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

farming with Perdue since 2009

This Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, farmer manages 125 acres of land, where he raises hogs, beef, cows and chickens (two houses, in fact!) and grows corn, soybeans and grass hay. He and his family are committed to customer satisfaction and enjoy partnering with Perdue to diversify their farm.

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Lamar Sensenig

Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Lamar Sensenig

farming with Perdue since 2013

The owner of this farm lives in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, and operates three houses. He grew up on a farm and always knew he wanted to grow chickens. That wish came true for this second-generation farmer when he bought his chicken houses in 2011. Now, he gets to share his passion with his children. His oldest son is taking a liking to farming and all three of his daughters have been married on the farm.

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Shady Lane Farm

Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Shady Lane Farm

farming with Perdue since 2011

Mark and Rosalie live in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, where they operate four chicken houses across 250 acres. As second-generation farmers, they have 25 years of experience under their belts, and their current farm has been in the family for 30 years. Mark and Rosalie feel that raising their kids on the farm was incredibly worthwhile and hope that the next generation will continue the tradition.

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Shirk Family Farm

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Shirk Family Farm

farming with Perdue since 2018

There’s plenty to do on Harold’s farm, from tending the chickens and dairy farming to growing corn, alfalfa and grass hay. His family has farmed for five generations and the farm has been in his family for 30 years. In fact, he got started with Perdue when he took over for his father. Harold lives in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and operates one house across 60 acres.

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Star Rock Farms LLC

York, Pennsylvania

Star Rock Farms LLC

farming with Perdue since 2014

Robert has been a farmer since 1992 and can trace his farming roots back to his grandfather, who got his start in 1929. He loves seeing his children take interest in different aspects of the profession. He cares for the animals and the people who eat the chicken, so it’s super important for him to make sure consumers receive a quality product. Robert lives in York County, Pennsylvania, and tends to 88,000 chickens. He also raises steers and grows corn, soybeans and wheat.

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M&L Farm

Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

M&L Farm

farming with Perdue since 2004

Mervin grew up on a farm and enjoyed helping his father with daily chores. After 13 years as a plumber, he decided to return to his first love and buy a farm with poultry houses. This hardworking farmer grows corn, soybeans, hay and milo and raises beef steers on his 164-acre farm. He is grateful for the opportunity to raise his children on the farm, instilling in them a good work ethic. A thoughtful approach to farming is also a focus. “We strive to raise our chickens and other livestock in the most humane and productive way possible,” he says.

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Two Few Acres

Franklin County, Pennsylvania

Two Few Acres

farming with Perdue since 2000

Two Few Acres Farm is located in picturesque Franklin County, Pennsylvania, on 60 acres of land where its owner raises chickens and sheep and grows corn and wheat. He added poultry to the operation to provide a stable income for his family and has enjoyed an over 20-year relationship with Perdue. “We care for our birds and land in a humane and caring way,” he says. “We enjoy providing food to feed the world.”

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Ammon Weaver Farm

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Ammon Weaver Farm

farming with Perdue since 1992

In Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Ammon operates two poultry houses. He is a first-generation farmer who has dedicated 43 years to the profession. Perdue has been part of nearly every step of his journey, from his start with Pennfield in 1992 to B.C. Natural and then Coleman Natural Foods. Ammon built chicken houses when he was young, dreaming of someday building his own. His goal is to raise the best-tasting chicken on the market, and that starts with keeping his birds happy and in the best health.

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Dale Weaver

Snyder County, Pennsylvania

Dale Weaver

farming with Perdue since 2014

Dale lives in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, and has farmed for the last five years and owned the land for six years and some change. Farming is a legacy that he’s intent on keeping alive. He makes up the ninth generation in his family to do so, a path his ancestors embraced ever since they came to America centuries ago. Dale is thankful that he can do what he loves ̶ which includes watching the chicks and chickens play.

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Kervin Weaver Farm

Berks County, Pennsylvania

Kervin Weaver Farm

farming with Perdue since 2010

Kervin lives in Berks County, Pennsylvania, and operates three chicken houses. He raises his bird organically. It may take extra work, but he believes that chickens should be able to do all the chicken things they want to do. Kervin also grows organic corn, wheat and hay.

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Lloyd Ray Weaver

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Lloyd Ray Weaver

farming with Perdue since 2008

Lloyd is a farmer in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He raises chickens and also grows corn, wheat, soybeans and wholesale flowers. He’s been farming for 12 years, representing the fourth generation to do so on his farm.

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

farming with Perdue since 2011

Joshua lives in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and operates one house on a farm that his grandfather purchased in 1963. Joshua grew up on the farm and took over its management in 2008. Joshua is grateful for a job in which he, his wife and children can watch as the Lord’s creations grow and prosper ̶ from a seed that transforms into a fruit-producing plant to a baby chick or calf that matures into an adult animal.

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Walnut Ridge Farm

Berks County, Pennsylvania

Walnut Ridge Farm

farming with Perdue since 2003

Eli gets a lot of satisfaction from watching a little peep grow into a chicken and showing non-farmers what goes into a little chick’s life. Friends and family are always impressed with the levels of biosecurity. Not to mention, that chicks are incredibly cute! Eli loves to watch the baby chicks wake up from a good night’s sleep and scramble around for their food and water. As a fourth-generation farmer, he continues this heritage on the same farm that’s been in his family since 1955. He lives in Berks County, Pennsylvania, and operates two houses.

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Furnace Hills Poultry

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Furnace Hills Poultry

farming with Perdue since 2008

Carl and Wanda have been farming for 30 years and are the first in their family to do so. It’s a lifestyle that brings the community together, which was more evident than ever when a snowstorm damaged the roofs of their chicken houses in 1995. Neighbors and complete strangers rushed to help the couple repair the structures. Although it happened decades ago, they still remember it as a sweet and humbling experience. Carl and Wanda live in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

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JW Farm

Franklin County, Pennsylvania

JW Farm

farming with Perdue since 2016

The owner of JW Farm is grateful for being raised on a farm and thankful that he can raise his own family on his four-acre farm in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. He credits his father with introducing him to poultry farming, and focuses on humane animal care and environmental stewardship.

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R Farm

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

R Farm

farming with Perdue since 2014

R Farm is located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and operated by two brothers. As a fifth-generation farming family, they treasure being able to work with one another. Their farm also has a rich heritage since their family has owned it since 1893.

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R Farm

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

R Farm

farming with Perdue since 2014

R Farm is located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and operated by two brothers. As a fifth-generation farming family, they treasure being able to work with one another. Their farm also has a rich heritage since their family has owned it since 1893.

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R Farm

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

R Farm

farming with Perdue since 2014

R Farm is located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and operated by two brothers. As a fifth-generation farming family, they treasure being able to work with one another. Their farm also has a rich heritage since their family has owned it since 1893.

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Clay View Farm

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Clay View Farm

farming with Perdue since 2016

Jay Zimmerman Jr. feels blessed to farm alongside family members and be entrusted with the stewardship of his 50-acre farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Jay manages two poultry houses and also grows soybeans and corn. He credits a friend with encouraging him to pursue a career in agriculture, following in the footsteps of two generations of family members before him.

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Worth the Wait Farm

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Worth the Wait Farm

farming with Perdue since 2016

Christian and Laura live in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and operate two houses. They also grow corn, soybeans and alfalfa. The crops are primarily used to feed their herd of about 100 dairy cows. The farm was established in 2010 by Christian, who is the sixth generation to take over these hallowed grounds. And hallowed they are! In the early 1700s, their family acquired the grounds from William Penn, who directed the planning and development of Philadelphia. Centuries later, in 2010, Christian began dairy farming, then added poultry in 2016.

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KCE Farms

Berks County, Pennsylvania

KCE Farms

farming with Perdue since 2016

Kyle lives in Berks County, Pennsylvania, and operates two houses on his 103-acre farm. A first-time farmer, Kyle bought his plot of land in 2005. It wasn’t an easy road to get to where he is today. He invested a lot of time and money in addition to making sacrifices to do what he does. But turning his dream into a reality was worth it. He also grows alfalfa, corn, beans and grass hay on his farm.

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Swartzentruber Homestead

Sussex County, Delaware

Swartzentruber Homestead

farming with Perdue since 2016

Richard lives in Sussex County, Delaware, and operates two chicken houses that each have 60,000 birds. He can trace his farming roots as far back as four generations. Family is important to him, and his favorite part about farming is working alongside his father on land that’s been in their family for 100 years. Richard strives to raise a quality product that is good for consumers and the soil.

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Greer Farms

New Castle, Delaware

Greer Farms

farming with Perdue since 2016

Ryan and Laura raise over 100,000 birds on approximately 600 acres in New Castle County, Delaware. They’ve been farming their entire lives, like Ryan’s father before him and his grandfather before that. They love watching their daughter grow up on the farm, and the people they get to meet and work with always bring them joy. Their birds are a priority and they give them care and undivided attention.

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F&G Farms

York County, Pennsylvania

F&G Farms

farming with Perdue since 2013

Fred and Greg are a father-and-son team farming in York County, Pennsylvania. They really enjoy being able to farm full-time as a family. It was a dream come true for them, though they wish they would’ve started raising birds sooner. They currently operate four houses, but that’s not the only thing that keeps them busy. They tend to a wide variety of animals and crops, from cattle and Berkshire pigs to corn, soybeans, wheat, barley, oats, hay and hemp.

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Copasetic Farm

Queen Anne’s, Maryland

Copasetic Farm

farming with Perdue since 2017 or earlier

Caleb lives in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, a place with miles of beautiful waterfront and plenty of opportunities to farm. He operates one account with three houses, with each house being home to 36,000 birds. Despite only farming for three years, Caleb is a fifth-generation farmer. His land stretches across 62 acres.

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Parry Poultry

Kent County, Delaware

Parry Poultry

farming with Perdue since 2015

Although their farm was purchased in 2015, the Parry family can trace their agricultural roots back seven continuous generations. One of Evan’s ancestors, Benjamin Parry, invented a process for preserving corn and grain for long distance shipping in 1810. Almost every childhood memory Evan has revolves around living on a farm, from raising cows on his grandparents’ dairy farm to riding in the combine with his grandfather. Evan’s wife Katharine didn’t grow up on a farm, but has always been determined and goal-oriented. She has wanted to raise her family on a farm ever since she met Evan. Previously, she opened a full-service salon at an age when most people are just graduating from high school. She ran the business successfully for nearly 10 years, but ultimately decided to sell the company to focus on farming and raising their family.

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Parry Poultry

Kent, Delaware

Parry Poultry

Although their farm was purchased in 2015, the Parry family can trace their agricultural roots back seven continuous generations. One of Evan’s ancestors, Benjamin Parry, invented a process for preserving corn and grain for long distance shipping in 1810. Almost every childhood memory Evan has revolves around living on a farm, from raising cows on his grandparents’ dairy farm to riding in the combine with his grandfather. Evan’s wife Katharine didn’t grow up on a farm, but has always been determined and goal-oriented. She has wanted to raise her family on a farm ever since she met Evan. Previously, she opened a full-service salon at an age when most people are just graduating from high school. She ran the business successfully for nearly 10 years, but ultimately decided to sell the company to focus on farming and raising their family.

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Newswanger Family

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Newswanger Family

farming with Perdue since 2017 or earlier

Lester and his family have a long history of farming, although this is their first generation on their current farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It’s the simple joys that he and his brood cherish the most: waking up to bird songs, breathing in the fresh morning air and walking through a chicken house full of happy and healthy birds. It’s so mesmerizing to watch the baby flocks play with little twigs and interact with one another.

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R Place Farm

Queen Anne's, Maryland

R Place Farm

farming with Perdue since 2014

Bill and Connie take immense pride in their farm and often get attached to the chickens that they raise. It’s a wonderful and rewarding life knowing the amount of people they contribute to feeding. They’ve been farming since 2005 and are the first generation in their families to do so. While running a poultry operation isn’t a simple stroll in the park, they often remind one another, “Remember, miracles happen when you work together.” There are plenty of light-hearted moments too. Bill and Connie recall watching their mom round up the chickens at the end of the day by clucking and clapping her hands.

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Meck Farm

Cecil, Maryland

Meck Farm

farming with Perdue since 2016 or earlier

Phil and Janele of Cecil County, Maryland, have been farming for over 20 years. They are third-generation farmers, and the farm has been in their family for 17 years. In addition to raising their 84,000 chickens, they also grow corn and soybeans on their 225 acres. They’ve been performing feed trials in an effort to better care for their chickens, and appreciate how Perdue stands behind its growers through thick and thin. Farming is their life and they love being with family.

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D&M Farm Ventures

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

D&M Farm Ventures

farming with Perdue since 2017

D&M Farm Ventures is located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and features two chicken houses. The owner has farmed for nearly half a century, milking cows for 41 years and working with chickens for only two of those years. Despite the short amount of time he’s been a poultry farmer, he’s grown fond of these animals and strives to produce quality chicken. The rural life is central to his identity and that of his family. He enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren grow up on the homestead and participate in FFA and 4H.

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Windy Day Farms

Kent, Delaware

Windy Day Farms

farming with Perdue since 2017

Christopher and Cynthia live in Kent County, Delaware, and operate three houses with 32,500 birds each. They bought their farm in 2012 and completed their three houses in July 2013. The couple are first-generation farmers who jumped at the chance to spend more quality time with their four sons. When it comes to raising healthy and happy chickens, they carefully think through the details that are essential to running a successful farm.

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Sensenig Whitetail Acres Act 2

Caroline, Maryland

Sensenig Whitetail Acres Act 2

farming with Perdue since 2017

Marlin and Trish are third-generation farmers living in Caroline County, Maryland. They cherish the time they are able to spend as a family that works together. Since Marlin and Trish both grew up on a farm, they naturally had farming in their blood and wanted to give their children the same opportunity. If they lived anywhere else, they wouldn’t be able to enjoy one of their favorite pastimes: watching the vast array of wildlife, from whitetail deer and turkeys to foxes, eagles, hawks and more.

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Black Dog Farms

Queen Anne’s, Maryland

Black Dog Farms

farming with Perdue since 2017

Chris, the 11th generation in his family to farm, has worked alongside his family since he could walk. Chris purchased his farm, populated with poultry houses, from family friends who wanted to pass the farm, which had been in their family for 100 years, to a young farmer who respected the heritage of the land. Chris lives in Queen Anne’s County in Maryland and operates four houses and tends to 36,000 birds per flock across 460 acres.

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Sensenig Whitetail Acres Act 2

Caroline, Maryland

Sensenig Whitetail Acres Act 2

farming with Perdue since 2017

Marlin and Trish are third-generation farmers living in Caroline County, Maryland. They cherish the time they are able to spend as a family that works together. Since Marlin and Trish both grew up on a farm, they naturally had farming in their blood and wanted to give their children the same opportunity. If they lived anywhere else, they wouldn’t be able to enjoy one of their favorite pastimes: watching the vast array of wildlife, from whitetail deer and turkeys to foxes, eagles, hawks and more.

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Cornerstone Farms

Kent, Delaware

Cornerstone Farms

farming with Perdue since 2018

Cornerstone Farms is situated on 65 acres in Kent County, Delaware. The farmers take care of 100,000 birds, a family garden and a small orchard. As first-generation farmers, they believe strongly in working together as a family to grow healthy food. Healthy chickens are important to them.

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Daryl Weaver Farm

Berks County, Pennsylvania

Daryl Weaver Farm

farming with Perdue since 2019

Daryl lives in Berks County, Pennsylvania. He operates two houses on a farm that stretches across 43 acres. While raising chickens takes up the bulk of his time and focus, he also grows corn, wheat and hay.

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York County, Pennsylvania

farming with Perdue since 2020

Tyler manages three poultry houses and grows corn, soybeans and wheat on his 135-acre farm in York County, Pennsylvania. He’s been farming since 2005 and partnered with Perdue in 2020. Tyler was inspired by his father and grandfather, also farmers, to pursue a career in agriculture.

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What Came First

Kent, Delaware

What Came First

farming with Perdue since 2019

Bobby and Erin live in Kent County, Delaware, and although they may be relatively new to farming, they are proud to partner with Perdue. Erin previously worked in the restaurant industry, and Bobby was a police officer. With three children under the age of three, they needed a serious lifestyle change. Becoming organic chicken farmers allowed them to alter the pace of their life and get back to a more holistic lifestyle. For years, they dreamed of farming, which is better than they had imagined. They are learning, laughing and loving it every day.

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What Came First

Kent, Delaware

What Came First

farming with Perdue since 2019

Bobby and Erin live in Kent County, Delaware, and although they may be relatively new to farming, they are proud to partner with Perdue. Erin previously worked in the restaurant industry, and Bobby was a police officer. With three children under the age of three, they needed a serious lifestyle change. Becoming organic chicken farmers allowed them to alter the pace of their life and get back to a more holistic lifestyle. For years, they dreamed of farming, which is better than they had imagined. They are learning, laughing and loving it every day.

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Stone Chimney Farm

Pennsylvania

Stone Chimney Farm

Farmer Shelby grew up on a poultry farm with a dream of running his own poultry operation one day. The opportunity came when Shelby’s uncle decided to sell his farm. After careful consideration, Shelby and his wife bought the property and turned a dream into reality. Poultry farming is more than an income for this young family. “It is hard work,” says Shelby. “However, the flexibility in the small things that allow me to be around my family on a daily basis is such a joy.”

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Stone Chimney Farm

Pennsylvania

Stone Chimney Farm

Farmer Shelby grew up on a poultry farm with a dream of running his own poultry operation one day. The opportunity came when Shelby’s uncle decided to sell his farm. After careful consideration, Shelby and his wife bought the property and turned a dream into reality. Poultry farming is more than an income for this young family. “It is hard work,” says Shelby. “However, the flexibility in the small things that allow me to be around my family on a daily basis is such a joy.”

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Pennsylvania

farming with Perdue since 2014

This Pennsylvania farmer has fond memories of growing up on a farm where his family raised laying hens. After he married, he raised chickens on a neighbor’s farm until he was able to build his own poultry houses. “These chickens are my No. 1 interest and income,” he says. “I spend a lot of time in my barns to meet their needs such as water, feed, fresh air, heat, etc.”

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Latham Farms

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky

Latham Farms

farming with Perdue since 1997

The owner of Latham Farms grew up on a farm and chose poultry farming as a way to work from home, stay close to his family and replace income that previously came from tobacco farming. This farmer also raises cattle and pigs and grows hay on his 140-acre farm, a place in which he’s happy to have raised his family.

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Greenbriar Poultry

Kentucky

Greenbriar Poultry

farming with Perdue since 2007

The owner of Greenbriar Poultry comes from a long line of Kentucky farmers, 17 generations to be exact. On 600 acres of land, she currently raises cattle, sheep and chickens. A transition from hog to poultry farming was a smart choice for this farmer, who enjoys working with family and making her own hours. “Even though most of my day is dedicated to the farm, I have the ability to work at my own pace, she says.”

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Flogger Farm

Bertie County, North Carolina

Flogger Farm

farming with Perdue since 1981

David has farmed his entire life, spending his summers helping his late grandfather in his poultry houses. Without hesitation, David says that his most treasured memories include working alongside his grandad. David takes great pride in his work as a farmer, paying special attention to the animals in his care and working hard to maintain both the poultry houses and the grounds. “It is satisfying to see the baby birds come in on the first day and watch them leave as grown chickens,” says David. “I am proud to know that I have had a hand in raising a healthy product for consumers.”

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TS Farms, LLC

Edgecombe County, North Carolina

TS Farms, LLC

farming with Perdue since 2016

Tom lives in Edgecomb County, North Carolina, where he operates four houses. Tom strives to grow the best chicken, and he does this by making sure his chickens lead the high-quality lives they deserve. He enjoys the flexibility that a farmer’s life brings. Originally, Tom worked in the public sector and found that he wanted to transition into a new career and own his own business. Farming proved to be the right decision for him.

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White Gold Farms

Halifax County, North Carolina

White Gold Farms

farming with Perdue since 2017

Will and Drew love animals and wanted a job where they could watch them grow. Luckily for them, they’ve been farming all their lives. It takes a lot of hard work, but their desire to grow healthy chickens motivates them. Will and Drew began raising poultry to add diversity to their farm in Halifax County, North Carolina. The two like that Perdue checks in to make sure they’re keeping up with the industry.

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Cherry Glade Chickens, LLC

Pasquotank County, North Carolina

Cherry Glade Chickens, LLC

farming with Perdue since 2018 or earlier

Todd and Michael live in Pasquotank County, North Carolina, and operate four houses. Farming has been part of their family for seven generations, spanning more than 100 years. The two fondly recall working with their granddaddy, father and sons on the farm.

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E and M Poultry

Bertie County, North Carolina

E and M Poultry

farming with Perdue since 2016

A relative newcomer, the owner of E and M Poultry in Bertie County, North Carolina, has been farming for three years. He got his start by helping a friend on weekends – that part-time gig turned into a full-fledged career. William often takes his two little boys with him to the houses and enjoys watching them engage with the chickens. There’s a lot of liveliness and personality on his farm.

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M&P Poultry

Gates County, North Carolina

M&P Poultry

farming with Perdue since 2017

Paul and Melissa live in Gates County, North Carolina, and own four chicken houses. Family runs deep in farming, something that was made beautifully apparent when Paul witnessed Melissa, her grandfather, father and son -- four generation of poultry farmers -- working side by side. The couple likes to play little jokes on each other. The two take pride in making sure that their chickens are comfortable and the best on the market.

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Triple S Poultry Farm

Pitt County, North Carolina

Triple S Poultry Farm

farming with Perdue since 2018

Phillip values hard work, dedication and sacrifice — the three “ingredients” of farming. He’s done it since 1999, continuing his family’s legacy into its third generation. Phillip likes working with the people of Perdue, whom he describes as “down-to-earth.” He added the poultry operation to diversify his farm, a decision that reaped many benefits. For instance, he uses the litter from the poultry houses as fertilizer for the crops that he grows. Phillip lives in Pitt County, North Carolina, and operates eight houses.

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B and P Poultry

Pitt County, North Carolina

B and P Poultry

farming with Perdue since 2018

Henry and his son-in-law Daniel live in Pitt County, North Carolina, and operate six houses. The farm has been in the family since 1989; however, this is their first year in the poultry business. These third- and fourth-generation farmers treasured seeing their first chicks enter the new poultry houses and raising healthy birds from start to finish. Henry and Daniel dedicate themselves to producing quality food and enjoy the support from Perdue’s customers when they purchase the products.

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LBJ Farm

Bertie County, North Carolina

LBJ Farm

farming with Perdue since 1989

Lyndon Jernigan and his wife Beth, both from Bertie County, North Carolina, boast 35 years of farming experience. Beth’s dad farmed for 60 years while Lyndon’s parents raised chickens for 30 years with Perdue. Ever since the Jernigans were small children, they enjoyed raising and taking care of animals. The Jernigans love meeting new people, especially farmers of older generations. These veterans offer helpful guidance and, more often than not, a really good tale or two. Those who inquire are often surprised when the Jernigans say that they “love” the chicken business, but nothing could be closer to the truth.

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Wanda Poultry

Northampton County, North Carolina

Wanda Poultry

farming with Perdue since 2018

Jiang and Chen live in Northampton County in eastern North Carolina. They watch over chickens on 150 acres of beautiful farm and forest. These first-generation chicken farmers believe in knowing where food comes from and how it gets on the table. They pride themselves on raising healthy chickens and being a friend to the animals they raise. Jiang and Chen take pleasure in working together and the quality time they get to spend with family on the farm.

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Millers Poultry

Northampton County, North Carolina

Millers Poultry

farming with Perdue since 2019

Jiang and Chen live in Northampton County in eastern North Carolina. They watch over chickens on 150 acres of beautiful farm and forest. These first-generation chicken farmers believe in knowing where food comes from and how it gets on the table. They pride themselves on raising healthy chickens and being a friend to the animals they raise. Jiang and Chen take pleasure in working together and the quality time they get to spend with family on the farm.

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Bum Place

Bertie County, North Carolina

Bum Place

farming with Perdue since 2019

Hank is a fourth-generation farmer, following in a family tradition that has endured for 107+ years. Although the name of his farm is “Bum Place,” it is anything but. Hank offers his chickens the best living conditions and treats the birds ethically and humanely. While working for Perdue, Hank has cultivated a passion for producing a quality product. Hank lives in Bertie County, North Carolina, and operates four houses. He also grows corn, wheat and clary sage.

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Shepherd Lane Poultry

Gates County, North Carolina

Shepherd Lane Poultry

farming with Perdue since 2006

Travis is a third-generation farmer who got an early start in the industry. He remembers driving a tractor when he was very young. The tradition stretches way back in his family as they’ve owned part of the land for more than 100 years. Travis enjoys working alongside his family and teaching his children the value of hard work. But he knows how to have fun, too. When he first got his chicken houses, Travis played an April Fool’s joke on his wife. He told her that one of the chicken house doors had come open and thousands of chickens had escaped — he needed help getting them back inside. When she arrived, she found out that they were letting the flock outside as part of their transition to raising free-range chickens.

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Sunrise Poultry Farms

Ohio, Kentucky

Sunrise Poultry Farms

farming with Perdue since 1999

Joe and Kamala Embry raise horses and chickens and grow hay on their two farms in Kentucky. The Embry family has been farming for over 30 years, an opportunity that has allowed them to work close to home and pursue interests outside of work. They appreciate the training and guidance that Perdue offers its farmers, as going the extra mile sets farmers up for success.

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Embry Brothers Farm

Kentucky

Embry Brothers Farm

farming with Perdue since 1998

For the owners of this farm in Kentucky, farming is a family tradition, a way of life that’s been passed down for three generations. In total, the family manages 12 poultry houses on 240 acres of land, where the farmers also raise horses, goats and cows and grow hay. Teaching their children about poultry farming has been one of the most rewarding aspects of the business, which has proven a reliable way to support their families.

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Heaven Sent

Gates, North Carolina

Heaven Sent

Doug and Joyce live in Gates County, North Carolina. They operate three chicken houses with a total of 72,300 birds on 35 acres. They’ve been farming for 50 years and make up the fifth generation of farmers in their family. Their farm has actually been passed down from generation to generation for 300 years. The couple finds that the most moving part of the job is the continued growth, from their crops and chickens to their children and grandchildren.

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Atkins Family Farm

Isle of Wight, Virginia

Atkins Family Farm

farming with Perdue since 2012

Dustin lives in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, and operates three houses. He’s the first in his family to farm and has been at it since 2012. Embracing an agricultural lifestyle has proved to be a wonderful way for him to raise his kids. From taking them on tractor rides through the fields to pulling sleds in the snow, he has many memories you just couldn’t put a price on. He’s grateful for the chance to spend time with family and do so without commuting to his job.

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Turner Farm

McLean County, Kentucky

Turner Farm

farming with Perdue since 1999

Mark Turner comes from a long line of farmers, a tradition that dates back in his family to the 18th century. On their 80-acre farm in McLean County, Kentucky, Mark and his wife June grow corn, soybeans and tobacco and raise chickens for Perdue, a company they say is “farmer friendly.” Leaving a legacy for their children was a driving force in their decision to enter the poultry industry. “I want to leave my farm better environmentally for my kids than my dad left for me, ” says Mark.

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Springfield Farms

Bertie, North Carolina

Springfield Farms

farming with Perdue since 2016

William lives in Bertie County, North Carolina, where he keeps a watchful eye over four houses. A relative newcomer, he has been farming for three years. He got his start by helping a friend on weekends – that part-time gig turned into a full-fledged career. William often takes his two little boys with him to the houses and enjoys watching them engage with the chickens. There’s a lot of liveliness and personality on his farm.

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Webber Farm

Kent, Delaware

Webber Farm

farming with Perdue since 1991

Matt and Bobbi Jo live in Kent County, Delaware, and have three accounts all located on the same farm. Their farm used to be a dairy operation before Matt’s father built the first two chicken houses. He enjoyed the poultry industry so much that he built two more houses and sold off all of his cows. In 1998, they expanded with two more houses so that more of their family members could stay on the farm. When they converted the entire poultry operation to organic, they built two more houses.

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Kauffman Tradition

Kent, Delaware

Kauffman Tradition

farming with Perdue since 2015

Jared and Elisabeth live in Kent County, Delaware, and have two chicken houses on the 190-acre farm they purchased in 2014. Each house is home to 34,800 birds. Tending to chickens began as a way to add stability to their farming operation, but has grown into a true passion. The two take great pride in what they do and give 100% when raising their birds.

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Biddy City

Pitt, North Carolina

Biddy City

farming with Perdue since 2014

Biddy City is a farm in Pitt County, North Carolina, with eight houses and 197,600 birds per flock. The owners, who have been farming for five years, take pride that Biddy City isn’t a factory farm but lovingly owned and operated by their family. The farm is the source of many fond memories, like the owners placing chicks for the first time. It made them smile to envision their sons one day taking over the farm and doing this same work.

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Cluck-A-Luck Poultry LLC

McLean, Kentucky

Cluck-A-Luck Poultry LLC

farming with Perdue since 1997

Sage was only three years old when his father built the first chicken house on the family farm, which was established by Sage’s grandfather in 1944. Sage began helping his father when he turned 11, returning to work part-time while in middle school and full-time once he reached his high school and college years. Today, Sage runs the farm, where he raises poultry and grows both corn and soybeans. Sage is grateful to have learned from both his grandfather and father and appreciates the quality assurance standards Perdue has set in place. “They truly care about their growers and consumers,” he says.

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Vandy Miller

Bertie County, North Carolina

Vandy Miller

farming with Perdue since 1988

Nelson is a second-generation farmer who was inspired by his father’s example. He helped his dad in his poultry houses, which were built in 1988. Nelson took over the farm in 2014, and this marked the true start of his agricultural adventure. He treasures working with his father on the farm. Nelson lives in Bertie County, North Carolina, where he rents out his row crop land so he can focus on raising chickens.

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Meck Farm

Cecil, Maryland

Meck Farm

farming with Perdue since 2016 or earlier

Phil and Janele of Cecil County, Maryland, have been farming for over 20 years. They are third-generation farmers, and the farm has been in their family for 17 years. In addition to raising their 84,000 chickens, they also grow corn and soybeans on their 225 acres. They’ve been performing feed trials in an effort to better care for their chickens, and appreciate how Perdue stands behind its growers through thick and thin. Farming is their life and they love being with family.

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Maryland Harrell Farms

Gates County, North Carolina

Maryland Harrell Farms

farming with Perdue since 2014

Brent lives in Gates County, North Carolina, and has four houses. He grew up farming and, as a matter of fact, his parents owned one of the pioneer Perdue farms in the area. They built one of the first Lewiston Complex Perdue houses in 1975, and his grandparents were farmers as well. Brent helped his parents on the farm as he grew up, then felt the need to see more of the world. He worked as a licensed general contractor for years before gladly returning to farming.

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Billy Briggs

Gates County, North Carolina

Billy Briggs

farming with Perdue since 1990

Billy and Nancy live in Gates County, North Carolina, and watch over two houses. They have spent 29 years raising chickens and are the first generation to farm in their family. The couple liked that it kept them at home so they could raise their sons. It was very important to them to choose a job that gave them lots of flexibility, especially to spend more time with their kids.

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Doug Briggs Farm

Gates County, North Carolina

Doug Briggs Farm

farming with Perdue since 1989

Doug and Joyce live in Gates County, North Carolina, and operate six houses. They’ve been farming for 50 years and make up the fifth generation of farmers in their family. Their farm has actually been passed down from generation to generation for 300 years. The couple finds that the most moving part of the job is the continued growth, from their crops and chickens to their children and grandchildren.

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Wayne Hurdle

Perquimans County, North Carolina

Wayne Hurdle

farming with Perdue since 1989

Over the 30+ years that Wayne has been farming, there have been ups and downs, but he tries to focus on the positive times. One of these highlights was when in 1999 Frank Perdue sat at his kitchen table and talked about raising chickens with him. Wayne lives by an old saying: “You get out what you put in.” He believes that if you look after your birds, they will look after you. From the moment the chicks are unloaded at his farm, he commits to raising them in a humane way and making sure they’re well taken care of because they can’t take care of themselves.

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Sutton Poultry

Pitt County, North Carolina

Sutton Poultry

farming with Perdue since 1989

Judy and Steve are proud to run a farm that’s completely family owned and operated. This commitment to their kin can be seen in all of their hard work. They’ve been farming since 1974 and represent the second generation of their family to do so. They’re grateful that this lifestyle affords them the flexibility to do other activities with their kids and grandkids. Being able to be your own boss is another nice perk.

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Webber Farm

Kent, Delaware

Webber Farm

farming with Perdue since 1991

Matt and Bobbi Jo live in Kent County, Delaware, and have three accounts all located on the same farm. Their farm used to be a dairy operation before Matt’s father built the first two chicken houses. He enjoyed the poultry industry so much that he built two more houses and sold off all of his cows. In 1998, they expanded with two more houses so that more of their family members could stay on the farm. When they converted the entire poultry operation to organic, they built two more houses.

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Hodges Farm

Martin County, North Carolina

Hodges Farm

farming with Perdue since 1989

Mike likes raising animals and finds that they often make the best company. He’s a third-generation farmer and has been doing it since 1979, practically his whole life. Whereas many people will answer with placing new flocks, he says that his favorite part of farming is payday. And that may be for good reason, because Mike proudly paid off his chicken houses in 6 1/2 years. He has been farming for Perdue since 1989 and diligently watches over his chickens.

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Elliott Farm

Northampton, North Carolina

Elliott Farm

farming with Perdue since 2003

Elliott Farm is owned by fifth-generation farmers, and it shares a long history with Perdue. Its first Perdue chicken houses were built in 1975. The grower fondly recalls working with his grandmother when he was a child, with tasks such as putting out feed and water for the young chicks. The operation in Northampton County, North Carolina, is home to 101,200 chickens, plus corn and soybeans.

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S and N Enterprises LLC

North Carolina

S and N Enterprises LLC

farming with Perdue since 1983

Nine generations make up an incredible amount of time, and that’s how long Steven’s family has been farming. His passion for animal welfare, in addition to his commitment to carry on this enduring legacy, guides his actions. Steven takes comfort in knowing that he’s working with an ethical company that cares about the quality of its product. He lives in North Carolina, where he operates eight houses. The farm has been in his family since 1983.

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Billy and Diane Doolin

Ohio County, Kentucky

Billy and Diane Doolin

farming with Perdue since 1994

Billy and Diane live in Ohio County in Kentucky. Both have farmed for about 40 years, and their land has been in the family for 75 years. Growing up on farms taught them a special lesson that they appreciate to this day: Everyone has to work together. And they’ve learned that you can laugh things off as the years go by.

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Plain South Poultry

McLean County, Kentucky

Plain South Poultry

farming with Perdue since 2000

PJ and Chera operate three farms in McLean County, Kentucky, where they raise cattle as well as chickens. Working with Perdue enables the Logsdons to work full time as farmers, an opportunity they hope to pass on to their children. Farming is truly a calling for these parents of four. "We have a true passion for caring for animals and feeding the world," they say.

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Midkiff Farm

Kentucky

Midkiff Farm

farming with Perdue since 1996

This farmer owns two farms in Kentucky, where he raises chickens and cattle and grows hay, corn and soybeans. He came from a long line of tobacco farmers, but transitioned to poultry as a way to maintain the family business, which he hopes to pass on to his son. This farmer treasures memories of farming with his father and now his son and takes pride in raising poultry as he would for his own family.

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Ashburn

Ohio County, Kentucky

Ashburn

farming with Perdue since 2001

After working in the public sector, Ronnie Ashburn decided to change course and follow in his father’s footsteps. On 250 acres of land in Ohio County, Kentucky, Ashburn currently raises beef cattle and chickens and grows hay. Returning to the family business allowed Ashburn to work alongside his father while providing a stable income for his family. Setting his own schedule has been another bonus. And as luck would have it, his own son has decided to join the family business and carry on the tradition.

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Day Farm

Grayson County, Kentucky

Day Farm

farming with Perdue since 1997

Farmer Benny Day turned to poultry as a way to transition from tobacco farming and financially support his farm. And he’s glad that he did. Day farms 90 acres in Grayson County, Kentucky, where he raises chickens and grows hay, corn and soybeans. This farmer is proud to partner with Perdue, a company he admires for its focus on animal care and environmental stewardship. Day feels that one thing sets him apart as a farmer: “I pay attention to detail,” he says. “I treat the farm as if I want it to last forever.”

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Langley

Grayson County, Kentucky

Langley

farming with Perdue since 1996

The owner of Langley originally raised hogs before transitioning to poultry farming. He saw a better future by partnering with Perdue and has enjoyed working with his contacts at the company. On his 700-acre farm, this farmer grows crops and raises chickens, and puts forth tremendous effort to provide a quality product that consumers will enjoy.

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Free Bird Farm

McLean County, Kentucky

Free Bird Farm

farming with Perdue since 2020

The Free family got their first taste of poultry farming by assisting other farmers. When the opportunity came to own their own farm and raise chickens, they jumped at the chance. Today, they raise cattle and poultry on their 20-acre farm in McLean County, Kentucky. The family truly cares about the animals on their farm as well as consumers who will purchase the premium proteins they produce. They are also grateful that poultry farming has allowed them to work full-time on the farm and do what they love.

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Four J’s

Bertie, North Carolina

Four J’s

farming with Perdue since 1987

Jamie lives in Bertie County, North Carolina, and is part of a legacy of farmers that spans four generations. His farm has been in his family since the 1950s. Jamie built new houses and is amazed by how one place can constantly give rise to new memories. He enjoys watching his daughter learn to ride, raise and train horses and inviting his son to work alongside him. He works across a total of 228 acres and grows corn and soybeans while also raising horses.

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Rondy and Patricia Humphrey Farm

Ohio County, Kentucky

Rondy and Patricia Humphrey Farm

farming with Perdue since 1996

The Humphreys raise cattle and chickens and grow corn, beans and hay on their 1,100-acre farm in Ohio County, Kentucky. The couple added poultry to diversify their operation and have grown to thoroughly enjoy the time they spend with the flocks. Farming allows this couple to set their own schedule, spend quality time with family and focus on quality work.

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J.W.S. Farms

Ohio County, Kentucky

J.W.S. Farms

farming with Perdue since 1996

Farmer Joel Wayne Smith grew up on a farm and purchased his first cow at age 16. Today this hardworking farmer manages 1,000 acres of land in Ohio County, Kentucky. There, he raises chickens, cattle and sheep and grows crops, like corn, soybeans and hay. He added the poultry operation to support his income and also produce fertilizer from the litter for crops and hay. Joel strives to be a good steward of the land and instill in his grandchildren a strong work ethic. Memories of farming alongside his father — breeding cattle, clearing and cropping land and fixing fences — serve as daily inspiration.

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Hourglass Farms

Kent, Delaware

Hourglass Farms

farming with Perdue since 2019

One hundred acres. One hundred thousand chickens. And an infinite commitment to caring for chickens. That’s what Joe and Olivia focus on in Kent County, Delaware, wanting everyone to know they devote their lives to giving their chickens the best living environment. They love watching their family grow up on the farm and appreciate the guidance and commitment they get from Perdue.

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Hourglass Farms

Kent, Delaware

Hourglass Farms

farming with Perdue since 2019

One hundred acres. One hundred thousand chickens. And an infinite commitment to caring for chickens. That’s what Joe and Olivia focus on in Kent County, Delaware, wanting everyone to know they devote their lives to giving their chickens the best living environment. They love watching their family grow up on the farm and appreciate the guidance and commitment they get from Perdue.

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Chuck Johnson

Bertie, North Carolina

Chuck Johnson

farming with Perdue since 1999

As a fourth-generation farmer, Chuck works on land that’s been in his family for more than 100 years. He remembers watching his granddaddy and daddy farm as he grew up and is happily passing down the tricks of the trade to his son. Poultry farming lets Chuck continue doing what he loves, which is farming and growing chickens. He lives in Bertie County, North Carolina, where he operates three houses.

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Glenn White

Bertie, North Carolina

Glenn White

farming with Perdue since 1999

Glenn is a third-generation farmer in Bertie County, North Carolina. A farmer since 1969, he loves watching how his chickens behave — he finds them very amusing. While the land has been in his family for over 130 years, Glenn cherishes the additions he has made over the years, such as building new poultry houses and updating the equipment. He cares about his chickens and wants to make sure they’re as healthy as possible. What makes farming worthwhile for him is the satisfaction he gets from feeding people and working for himself.

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Miller Creek

Bertie, North Carolina

Miller Creek

farming with Perdue since 1987

Jamie lives in Bertie County, North Carolina, and is part of a legacy of farmers that spans four generations. His farm has been in his family since the 1950s. Jamie built new houses and is amazed by how one place can constantly give rise to new memories. He enjoys watching his daughter learn to ride, raise and train horses and inviting his son to work alongside him. He works across a total of 228 acres and grows corn and soybeans while also raising horses.

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Greg Hughes Farm

Bertie, North Carolina

Greg Hughes Farm

farming with Perdue since 1999

In Bertie County, North Carolina, Greg raises close to 150,000 birds on 20 acres. This is a family business for him, and he loves being able to be home on the farm and do this with family. He does the best he can and keeps the chickens as comfortable as possible.

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Parker’s Poultry

Bertie, North Carolina

Parker’s Poultry

farming with Perdue since 1994

Tim takes pride in keeping his birds happy and healthy, making sure they always have feed, water and fresh air. He’s been farming for 30 years, but his family has been farming for over 200 years. His 210-acre farm in Bertie County, North Carolina, has been in his family from the start, and he takes care of nearly 50,000 chickens on a daily basis.

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Poplar Grove Poultry

McLean County, Kentucky

Poplar Grove Poultry

farming with Perdue since 2000

PJ and Chera operate three farms in McLean County, Kentucky, where they raise cattle as well as chickens. Working with Perdue enables the Logsdons to work full time as farmers, an opportunity they hope to pass on to their children. Farming is truly a calling for these parents of four. "We have a true passion for caring for animals and feeding the world," they say.

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WJP Farm

Bertie, North Carolina

WJP Farm

farming with Perdue since 2015

William has been farming off and on since 1984. His 175-acre farm has been in his family for as long as he can remember. It’s the source of many memories he holds close, like working with his father. A fourth-generation farmer, William built churches until his father passed away, leaving William’s mom the land and social security as her sole income. To help her out, he decided to build poultry houses. William takes a lot of pride in the work he puts into raising each flock in Bertie County, North Carolina.

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T&D Poultry

Bertie, North Carolina

T&D Poultry

farming with Perdue since 2015

Tammy and Derrick are siblings in Bertie County, North Carolina, who make up the fourth generation of farmers in their family. Their dad inspired them to start poultry farming. Although their land has been handed down for over 130 years, the duo has only looked after chickens since 2015. They enjoyed the process of starting out new and building the poultry houses. Now, it’s entertaining for Tammy and Derrick to watch the little creatures interact with each other and with the farmers.

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DanKris Farms

Kent, Delaware

DanKris Farms

farming with Perdue since 2016

Daniel is a first-generation farmer who has been around agriculture his whole life. He always wanted to have his own farm, and he bought his plot of land in 2015. A year later he started raising chickens for Perdue. In true country fashion, Daniel enjoys spending quality time with his family while planting and harvesting crops. His farm is full of many special memories. In fact, it’s where he proposed to his wife.

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