OAKWOOD, GA. — Four Wayne-Sanderson Farms employees received honors from the Young Leaders Under 30 Program at the International Production and Processing Expo Jan. 30-Feb. 1 in Atlanta.

The program — sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association, the North American Meat Institute and the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association — not only recognizes individuals with strong leadership skills, but it also empowers them with more training and education pertaining to their specific industries.

“The poultry industry is blessed with many talented young leaders who are poised to lead our industry into the next generation of poultry production, and I am extremely proud of the number of those leaders that work for Wayne-Sanderson Farms,” said Clint Rivers, the company’s president and CEO. “Thanks to programs like this, our industry leaders will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to achieve their career ambitions.”

The four recognized employees are the following:

  • Trevor Conner, hatchery superintendent at the company’s Albertville, Alabama hatchery
  • Cameron Roig, debone supervisor at the company’s Kinston, North Carolina processing facility
  • Johnathan Scott, picking room supervisor at the company’s Hammond, Louisiana processing facility
  • James Thomas, processing superintendent at the company’s Pendergrass, Georgia processing facility

“Leaders in the poultry industry are going to face many challenges for years to come, and I don’t have a doubt in my mind that we will overcome all obstacles,” Conner said. “I thoroughly enjoy working in the poultry industry, and I am eager for the years ahead.”