A Tyson Foods TEAM Member and grower family were recently recognized by the Tennessee Poultry Association (TPA) for their achievements.
Growers Bobby and Lori Berner received this year’s honor as the 2016 TPA Farm Family of the Year. Berner Farms was established in 1997 and started out with four broiler houses for our company in Obion County. The farm added two more houses in 2004.
The family has been proactive with their conservation practices at the farm by reducing the temperature variance in their houses that reduced their propane costs and carbon footprint.
“The Berner’s have been a part of our Tyson Foods Obion County Complex family since the beginning. They are a very agricultural-based family, who instill a great work ethic,” says Shane Joyner, live production manager at our Obion County Complex. “They are pillars of the poultry industry in our area and do a great job of being stewards of the environment.”
Shane was also recognized for his hard work and named the 2016 Workhorse of the Year by the TPA.
Shane joined the TPA Board last year as the secretary/treasurer and helped to bring in new sponsors, allied members and auction items for fundraisers.
Beyond organizing grower meetings and speakers, Shane has been active in agriculture outreach at universities. Shane helped promote poultry industry opportunities for students at the University of Tennessee at Martin and helped plan for the proposed broiler research house at Tennessee Tech University.