Eight Delmarva Flock Supervisors Honored for Work with Farmers
At Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.'s (DPI) 53rd National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing, and Live Production, eight flock supervisors from Delmarva's five chicken companies received Outstanding Flock Supervisor awards. DPI hosted the meeting Oct. 8-10 at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel in Ocean City, Maryland.
The flock supervisors honored were:
- Steve Windsor, Mountaire Farms of Delmarva (a five-time recipient)
- Jessica Crabtree, Allen Harim Farms LLC (a two-time 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," said Todd Baker, DPI president – and a past recipient of an Outstanding Flock Supervisor award. "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," said Bill Satterfield, DPI's executive director. "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. In conjunction with the National Meeting, DPI worked with University of Maryland Extension and University of Delaware Cooperative Extension to host a Denton, Maryland meeting for chicken growers on Oct. 9.
DPI presented Outstanding Flock Supervisor awards at the 53rd National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing, and Live Production on Oct. 10, 2018 in Ocean City, Md. At bottom, left to right: Wade Parks, Amick Farms; George Sherman, Perdue Foods; Steve Windsor, Mountaire Farms of Delmarva. Standing, left to right: 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.