Poultry Industry News

Arkansas Farm Bureau Announces Inductees to the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame

Former State Senator, Neely Cassady of Nashville, AR. will be one of five inductees into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame.  Cassady operated a hatchery for many years, establishing an integration which eventually was incorporated into Tyson Foods.  He served for 14 years in the Arkansas State Senate and is a past president of the Arkansas Poultry Federation and was a member of the Board of Directors of Tyson Foods.

Mark Simmons, Chairman of the Board of Simmons Foods will the second poultry-industry inductee.  He has served his Company in the current position since 1987. Simmons Foods employees over 6,000 in twenty facilities and has annual sales in excess of $1.4 billion. Mark Simmons is a founding member of the Northwest Arkansas Council and is a board member of the Walton Family Support Trust in addition to many civic and charitable organizations.

Source: www.arfb.com


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