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How to Become a Contract Grower

Tyson Foods frequently receives inquiries from people interested in becoming a contract chicken grower. In general, to be considered you must have existing chicken housing or property that could be used to build housing, within an approximate 50-to-60 mile radius of the feed mills that serve our poultry processing complexes. This is because of the efficiencies needed for delivering feed, chicks and providing service. In addition, the Tyson poultry complex in your area must also have a need for additional growers.

Here is a map of the feed mills that serve Tyson Foods’ poultry production complexes.

To learn more about contract growing opportunities with Tyson Foods, contact the live operation manager at the Tyson poultry complex nearest you.  Their contact information is included on the map page and is also listed below:

Location Live Op. Manager Contact
Alabama
Albertville/Snead, Alabama Dale Gambrill 205-466-7116
Arkansas/Oklahoma
Clarksville, Arkansas David Mears 479-979-1519
Dardanelle, Arkansas Greg Lazenby 479-229-8704
Green Forest, Arkansas Chuck Bell 870-423-5403
Hope, Arkansas Mike Yates 870-777-7329
Nashville, Arkansas Benjie Timmons 870-845-7204
Pine Bluff, Arkansas Allen Chambers 870-247-7278
Springdale, Arkansas Chuck Bell 479-290-6402
Waldron, Arkansas Gary Roper 479-637-5723
Georgia
Cumming, Georgia Barry Vincent 706-253-8306
South Georgia Jon Greco 478-472-4303
Indiana
Corydon, Indiana Jonathon LaFoe (broiler mgr.) 812-738-5884
Kentucky
Robards, Kentucky Jim Gottsponer 270-521-3002
Missouri
Dexter, Missouri Tim Wilson 573-568-2153
Monett, Missouri Ronnie Wooten 417-235-9303 x303
Noel, Missouri Mark Kittrel 918-723-5492
Sedalia, Missouri Kevin Gibbs 660-827-8815
Mississippi
Carthage, Mississippi Stan Varner 601-298-5300
Forest, Mississippi Mack Walker
North Carolina
Monroe, North Carolina Matt Hill 704-283-7571
Wilkesboro, North Carolina Michael Pace 336-838-2171
Oklahoma
Broken Bow, Oklahoma Richard Pearce 870-385-3318
Pennsylvania
New Holland, Pennsylvania Robert Miller Jr. 717-355-5454
Tennessee
Obion County, Tennessee Shane Joyner 731-886-4807
Shelbyville, Tennessee Thomas McCue 931-684-8180
Texas
Carthage, Texas Victor Fox 936-248-2081
Center, Texas Morris, Hill 936-569-7967
Seguin, Texas Don Valis 830-672-6548
Virginia
Glen Allen, Virginia Chuck Moore 434-645-7791 x302
Temperanceville, Virginia Brian Esters 757-824-3471

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