Delmarva Flock Supervisors Honored for Dedication to Chicken Community's Farmers, Companies
For downloadable photos of the flock supervisors recognized with awards, go here.
During Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.'s (DPI) 55th National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing, and Live Production, eight flock supervisors from Delmarva's five chicken companies received Outstanding Flock Supervisor awards. As flock supervisors, they work with independent chicken growers as liaisons between the farmer and the chicken company.
The flock supervisors honored were:
- Ryan Hanie, from Tyson Foods
- Cameron Horne, from Allen Harim
- Barry Munoz, from Perdue Farms
- Justin Tomlinson, from Mountaire Farms
- Wade Parks, from Amick Farms, a two-time recipient of this award
- Mindy Phillips, from Perdue Farms, a two-time recipient of this award
- Jeff Layfield, from Mountaire Farms, a four-time recipient of this award
- Doug Pusey, from Perdue Farms, a seven-time recipient of this award
See photos of all the Outstanding Flock Supervisors here.
"This year flock supervisors have faced challenges like no other. They've had to ask growers to do things, like extend growout periods on little notice, that would never be asked during a ‘normal' year," said Dale Cook, DPI's president. "To many growers, you are the company, and you're 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, both to meet consumer demand and to match production capacity."
"Flock supervisors make critical connections between a chicken company and an independent family farmer," said Holly Porter, DPI's executive director. "We're proud of these honorees, whose work is vital for the success of the whole chicken community."
Barry Munoz, a first-time recipient of the Outstanding Flock Supervisor award, is one of eight supervisors honored this year by Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.
About Delmarva Chicken Association
Delmarva Chicken Association, founded in 1948, is the Delmarva chicken industry's voice as the premier membership association focusing on advocacy, education and member relations. DCA's vision is to be the most-respected chicken organization in the United States. For more information about the Delmarva Chicken Association, visit www.dcachicken.com or call 302-856-9037.