Eight Del­marva flock su­per­vi­sors hon­ored for work with farm­ers

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OCEAN CITY — Eight flock su­per­vi­sors from Del­marva’s five chicken com­pa­nies re­ceived Out­stand­ing Flock Su­per­vi­sor awards on Oct.

10 at Del­marva Poul­try In­dus­try Inc.’s 53rd Na­tional Meet­ing on Poul­try Health, Pro­cess­ing and Live Pro­duc­tion.

The flock su­per­vi­sors hon­ored were:

• Steve Wind­sor, Moun­taire Farms of Del­marva (a five-time re­cip­i­ent)

• Jes­sica Crab­tree, Allen Harim Farms LLC (a twotime re­cip­i­ent)

• Ge­orge Sher­man, Per­due Foods (a two-time re­cip­i­ent)

• Todd Hite Jr., Tyson Foods, Inc. (a two-time re­cip­i­ent)

• Wade Parks, Amick Farms, LLC

• Matt Camp­bell, Moun­taire Farms of Delaware

• Izaak Dono­hoe, Per­due Foods

• Emily Markey, Per­due Foods

“Flock su­per­vi­sors have in­creas­ingly dif­fi­cult and com­plex jobs,” DPI Pres­i­dent Todd Baker, a past re­cip­i­ent of an out­stand­ing flock su­per­vi­sor award, said. “You walk the fine line be­tween work­ing for the com­pany and build­ing re­la­tion­ships with your grow­ers. Many grow­ers look to you as a friend. And you are do­ing all of this while deal­ing with the com­pany’s needs that re­flect con­sumer de­mand.”

“Flock su­per­vi­sors make crit­i­cal con­nec­tions be­tween a chicken com­pany and a fam­ily farmer,” Bill Sat­ter­field, DPI’s ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, said. “We’re proud of th­ese eight hon­orees, who do im­por­tant work for the whole chicken com­mu­nity.”

More than two dozen vet­eri­nar­i­ans, chicken com­pany lead­ers, gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials, re­searchers, ex­ten­sion ed­u­ca­tors, and an­i­mal health of­fi­cials de­liv­ered talks at the Na­tional Meet­ing on Poul­try Health, Pro­cess­ing and Live Pro­duc­tion on top­ics rang­ing from an­i­mal an­tibi­otic use to food safety to lit­ter man­age­ment to biose­cu­rity. DPI hosted the meet­ing Oct. 8 to 10 at the Clar­ion Re­sort Fon­tainebleau Ho­tel in Ocean City.

In con­junc­tion with the na­tional meet­ing, DPI worked with Uni­ver­sity of Mary­land Ex­ten­sion and Uni­ver­sity of Delaware Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion to host a meet­ing for chicken grow­ers on Oct. 9 in Denton.

Del­marva Poul­try In­dus­try Inc. is the 1,800-mem­ber non­profit trade as­so­ci­a­tion for the Del­marva Penin­sula’s meat chicken in­dus­try. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit dpichicken.org; like DPI on Face­book; and fol­low on Twit­ter.


DPI pre­sented Out­stand­ing Flock Su­per­vi­sor awards at the 53rd Na­tional Meet­ing on Poul­try Health, Pro­cess­ing, and Live Pro­duc­tion on Oct. 10 in Ocean City. From left, seated, are Wade Parks, Amick Farms; Ge­orge Sher­man, Per­due Foods; Steve Wind­sor, Moun­taire Farms of Del­marva; stand­ing, are Matt Camp­bell, Moun­taire Farms of Delaware; Izaak Dono­hoe, Per­due Foods; Emily Markey, Per­due Foods. Not pic­tured: Jes­sica Crab­tree of Allen Harim and Todd Hite Jr. of Tyson Foods.

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