Our Company


HUMBLE beginnings

D.R. Sanderson opens a family supply store to help local farmers get the highest quality feed, seed, and fertilizer. Our passion to serve the local community has always been our driving force.


Family Bonds

D.R. Sanderson, Sr. and his two sons, D.R. and Joe Frank, form “Sanderson Brothers,” marking the beginning of an exciting and prosperous journey for the Sanderson family.


Sanderson Brothers” incorporates and becomes “Sanderson Brothers Farms.” Who could have guessed that in time we would grow into the only Fortune 1000 company headquartered in the State of Mississippi.

"It is not our intent to simply be larger. Our vision is to be special, successful, and at the very top of our industry."

Joe Frank Sanderson, Jr.


A New Dawn For Sanderson

Sanderson Farms, Inc., forms and the Miss Goldy trade name is adopted from a small-town farm supply business to an official poultry supplier.

We Take Great Pride In Our Products

Learn more about our process and the care we take in raising our chickens.

At Your Service

Sanderson Farms expands and acquires a prepared foods plant, National Prepared Foods, in Flowood, MS. Controlling every aspect of our operation has helped us be the most efficient company we could be.


Sanderson Goes Public

Marking yet another milestone for the company, Sanderson Farms goes public. It’s a momentous event for the business as stock trades on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol SAFM.

"As we continue to move the company forward, we will do so without losing sight of our traditional values."

Joe Frank Sanderson, Jr.


Keeping The Family Ties

Joe F. Sanderson, Jr. is named president of the company and representing the third generation of Sandersons to take the leadership role. To this day, Joe continues the legacy of quality and integrity that his grandfather established 70 years ago.


Giving Back

We kick off the Sanderson Farms Championship golf tournament on the PGA Tour. It’s one of the many ways Sanderson invests in the community, and it is a cause we are committed to well into the future.

Improving Lives and Communities

Since 1999, when computer records began recording charitable contributions, Sanderson Farms and employees have donated over $11 million to local United Way organizations across the South.

Since 2011, we’ve donated $15.6 million to various charities, as well as over 5 million pounds of product to disaster and hurricane relief efforts in communities of most need.

A Good Place to Grow

Sanderson Farms is named among America’s Best Employers by Forbes Magazine.


Corporate Responsibility

Sanderson Farms is named among America's Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek.


With over 17,000 employees and 1000+ growers, Sanderson Farms is the third largest poultry producer in the nation and is proud to serve our families and our customers all across the United States.