farmer focus Celebrates Award-Winning Safety

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There is nothing more important to our success than the safety of each and every employee at Farmer Focus. That is why we are so proud and appreciative of our achievement of 1 million man hours without a lost time accident.

The employees at Shenandoah Valley Organic take action each and every day to ensure we maintain a safe work environment. The supervisors and safety team leaders ensure our teams are properly trained and prepared, and our leadership team understands the importance of safety and supports efforts to ensure continuous improvement in our safety culture. Mike Breeden, Teresa Eaton, and Roy Norville were instrumental in achieving this milestone.


The Culture Committee at Shenandoah Valley Organic did a remarkable job transforming our newly renovated cafeteria into a Luau fit for a summer celebration. Richard McGlothlin from Accident Fund, our Workers Comp Insurance provider, paid a visit to recognize the achievement and provide SVO with a plaque. The relationships we have with Accident Fund, Valley Urgent Care, and other key health and safety partners are an important part of our success.


The event featured our delicious Farmer Focus brand Organic chicken grilled to perfection by a team led by Scott Stapelkamp, one of our many outstanding supervisors.


As we celebrate the milestone of 1 million man hours without a lost time accident, Shenandoah Valley Organic continues to look ahead. As Mia Hamm said, “Celebrate what you have accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed.” With a drive to achieve, the leadership, supervisors, safety teams, and employees at Shenandoah Valley Organic have their sights set on 2 million man hours.

Erik Vaughan,
SVO President and Chief Operations Officer

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