Beyond the Feathers: Daviess County CEO Cohort Explores the World of Perdue Farms; on Wednesday, November 29th, the Daviess County CEO Cohort had the unique opportunity to step into the heart of Perdue Farms, a household name renowned for its poultry products. The visit unveiled a world beyond the familiar PERDUE® chicken and turkey, showcasing the multifaceted nature of this family of family-owned companies.
Welcomed by the enthusiastic Team Leaders of the Washington Plant—Sara Norfolk, Brian Walker, Kayla Seibert, and Chad Warden—the cohort delved into the intricate workings of Perdue Farms. Beyond the feathers and meat products that grace our tables, Perdue Farms is dedicated to providing innovative food and agricultural products and services that enhance people's lives.
Perdue Farms bases their every action on a foundation of core values: Quality, Integrity, Teamwork, and Stewardship. These values serve as guiding principles, shaping their commitment to excellence in every aspect of their operations.
The visit offered a comprehensive view of Perdue Farms' operations, emphasizing the company's commitment to these core values, alongside a strong focus on Ergonomics. Perdue Farms invests in its employees' well-being through initiatives like tuition reimbursement, a wellness center, and an open-door policy. The emphasis on employee welfare reflects Perdue's dedication to creating a supportive and empowering work environment.
The Team Leaders highlighted Perdue's vertical integration strategy, positioning the company for the future. They stressed the importance of Brand Awareness for new businesses, emphasizing that establishing a recognizable brand is a key factor in long-term success.
The cohort gained a deeper understanding of the intricate processes involved in delivering high-quality products to consumers. From production and quality control to sustainability initiatives, Perdue Farms showcased a encompassing approach to food and agriculture that goes beyond the final product on the shelves.
The visit to Perdue Farms left a lasting impression on the Daviess County CEO Cohort, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the passion and precision that define this family of companies. The cohort expressed their gratitude to Sara Norfolk, Brian Walker, Kayla Seibert, and Chad Warden for graciously guiding them through the plant and providing valuable insights into the dynamic world of Perdue Farms.
As the cohort continues to explore the diverse landscape of businesses in the community, the experience at Perdue Farms serves as a reminder of the innovation and dedication that drive success in the ever-evolving world of food and agriculture, all grounded in the core values of Quality, Integrity, Teamwork, and Stewardship.

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