Responsibly Raised

Urbanovsky Farms

Sanderson Farms family farmers, Donald and Danielle Urbanovsky, have been recognized by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association’s Family Farm Environmental Excellence Awards at the International Production & Processing Expo. The awards are given annually to recognize exemplary environmental ... Read More >

Crane Creek Farms

Ever since he was old enough to drive a tractor on his Daddy’s farm, Tyler Bass has known no other way of life than farming. As an adult now with three young children of his own, he hopes to inspire the same passion for agriculture in the next generation of the Bass family that his Dad ... Read More >

A.B. Simmons Poultry

As a third generation farmer, farming is not just an occupation for Seth Simmons, co-owner and operator of A.B. Simmons Poultry in Purvis, Mississippi, it is his calling or purpose in life. Simmons shares farm ownership and operation responsibilities with his father, the second generati... Read More >

Stamps Farm

While working as an insurance agent, Clay Stamps developed an interest in the poultry industry as he traveled to farms and wrote insurance policies on chicken houses. As his interest in the business grew, he decided to move his family out to the country, where he purchased a poultry far... Read More >

Ragland Poultry Farm

Before his father passed away, James Ragland and his dad discussed the possibility of entering the poultry industry together. At the time, the pieces did not quite fall into place when they needed to, but after Ragland’s father passed away, the opportunity to join the industry presented... Read More >

David & Tony Poultry Farm

After his business in New Orleans, Louisiana was devastated by Hurricane Katrina, Tony Nguyen was looking to get back on his feet when he was introduced to the poultry industry. With ambition and encouragement from his support system, Nguyen moved his family to Wesson, Mississippi and, ... Read More >

Buckley Farms

Raised around agricultural operations his entire life, Brady Buckley has been interested in farming for as long as he can remember. The time he spent during his childhood running cattle with his father taught him the value of hard work and fostered a deep-seated appreciation for animals... Read More >


By nature of their occupation, farmers tend to understand a great deal about overcoming adversity, whether it is natural disasters, extreme weather conditions, sickness, disease or equipment malfunction. For one Sanderson Farms family farmer in particular, the past two years have presen... Read More >


Throughout Justin Hammond’s childhood, he recalled his grandfather aspiring to own a poultry farm. Although Hammond’s grandparents purchased farm land in the early 1990s, their dreams of building a poultry farm were put on hold when they were both diagnosed with cancer. Read More >


Nearly three decades ago, William “Billy” Garner, and his wife, Mary Lou, spoke with a neighbor who had just entered the poultry business. After hearing about their neighbor’s positive experience with the industry, the Garners decided it was time for Billy to stop making his time-consum... Read More >