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Taking Action to Support Farming the Right Way

The Farmer Focus business model gives farmers ownership and empowers them to make better choices for their animals, farms, and the environment….

Building A Culture of Sustainability: VDEQ Recognition

Sep. 8, 2021 | Farmer Focus
Farmer Focus has been recognized as a Sustainability Partner in the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Program (DEQ)! If you’ve been following Farmer Focus, you know we mention “sustainability” often, but we realize that word can mean a lot of different things. Since the beginning, we have been pushing the limit on what it means […]

Farmer Focus as Sustainability Partner: the environment is our business

Sep. 8, 2021 | Farmer Focus
More news to celebrate! Farmer Focus has been approved as a Sustainability Partners participant in the Virginia Environmental Excellence Program (VEEP), and man, has it been a long time coming! After four years of steady improvements to our policies and practices, we’ve demonstrated environmental sustainability to a degree that deserves recognition, and we are just […]

Unpacking the Label

Jun. 10, 2021 | Farmer Focus
Now, more than ever, people want answers — where is their food coming from? And what kind of care is put into their food before it lands on the shelf?At Farmer Focus, we believe that customers should have these answers at their fingertips. That is why we provide free range and organic chicken that is […]

5 Ways YOU Can Help Farmers (and have fun, too!)

Jun. 7, 2021 | Farmer Focus
At Farmer Focus, our name says it all. We are on a mission to promote and protect generational family farms, and we take it pretty seriously ~ even in our individual daily routines! For National Farmers’ Day, we wanted to share some of the ways we really enjoy connecting with our farming community. Most family […]

An Open Letter From Our President

May. 1, 2021 | Farmer Focus
The Farmer Focus Way – The Right Way You hear a lot from Farmer Focus about the 60 farm families that raise our chicken. You don’t often hear about the more than 480 team members working to bring delicious chicken to your dinner table. Today, we want to celebrate the accomplishments of those team members […]

Farmer Focus Celebrates Award-Winning Safety — AGAIN!

Dec. 8, 2020 | Farmer Focus
WE HAVE SOME GREAT NEWS TO SHARE… Our employees have once again raised the bar much higher!  On November 6th, 2019, the employees of SVO achieved 2 million manhours without a lost workday injury. We achieved this through new hire training, safety huddles, hazard recognition and policy adherence. It’s the consistent message of “doing the little things right” […]

Grower Awards 2020

Nov. 1, 2020 | Farmer Focus
This year, we selected 3 partner farmers who we consider to be our champion-chicken-growers. These farmers were chosen based on 2 critical elements, compliance and feed conversion, and they are outstanding in either one or BOTH categories: Performance of the Year, Compliance of the Year, and Grower of the Year Awards (includes both criteria). BUT […]

farmer focus Back-2-School Event!

Sep. 7, 2020 | Farmer Focus
Summer has been great in Harrisonburg, but the time has come for Shenandoah Valley Organic employees to prepare their kids to head back to school. On Saturday, August 10th, Farmer Focus hosted a Back-2-School Kit giveaway for employees, handing out grade-appropriate supplies to families with children in kindergarten through middle school. This event was a […]

Farmer Focus wins a NEXTY award at Expo East!

Aug. 7, 2020 | Farmer Focus
The NEXTY Awards are the premier recognition of excellence in the natural products industry, given by the New Hope Network—founders of the bi-coastal Natural Product Expos. The winning products represent what’s NEXT… in wellness trends, in solving today’s health and sustainability problems, in ingredient innovation, in packaging, in condition management, in supply chain growth and […]