Southern States Cooperative of Park City, Ky., is the 2014 Feed Mill of the Year. The annual award recognizes overall excellence in feed manufacturing operations and is sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association and Feedstuffs newspaper.
Since 1923, Southern States has been a farmer-owned cooperative providing a wide variety of agriculture products and home supplies to the agricultural community.
With more than 1,200 retail stores in 23 states, Southern States is known as one of the nation’s largest agriculture supply companies, with more than 200,000 farmer-members.
Southern States, Park City, holds a certificate in AFIA’s FSC36 Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program.
“It is a pleasure working with staff members that strive to uphold such a high standard of excellence. This award is a true reflection of the dedication and diligence that my team not only meets, but exceeds, each day,” said Gary Huddleston, plant manager for Southern States.
This is the second time in three years that Southern States has been recognized as the Feed Mill of the Year award recipient.
Huddleston said the recognition is a “great honor.”