b'Farm Family PartnersResponsibly ContributingTo Our Business PartnersAs a family-owned, privately held company, our business. Our value of stewardship includes the we make business decisions that effectively balanceresponsibility to generate profitable growth to support our long-term strategies with short-term requirementsthe strategic plans of our company, sustaining us into while staying true to what we believe in. That way, the future. we can make sure our actions bring us closer to our goals. We have a core code of conduct and ethicalWe understand that our success goes hand in hand practices, which we share with all associates and with our ability to help our business partnersre-communicate to managers annually.including our customers, farm partners and vendorsbe successful. This is founded in our core values We also know that our ability to contribute positively toof integrity and teamwork, and it extends into our others depends on the resources we generate throughstrategic growth plans. Supporting Our Farm Family PartnersThe majority of our chickens and turkeys are raised onincluding volatile marketswhile providing year-round local farms by more than 2,200 independent farmersfarm income and rewarding top performance. Those contracted to care for our poultry on their farms.contracts were developed with input from our farmers and written in plain English, and they include provisions Our poultry house contracts are designed to helpfor peer review to resolve issues between the company insulate farmers from most of the financial risksand our farmers. associated with raising chickens and turkeysPEOPLE & PARTNERS 14Company & Business Partners'