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Perdue Farms Celebrates its 5th Annual Day of Understanding Embracing the Theme of Intentional Inclusion and Belonging

June 28, 2024

Salisbury MD, (June 28, 2024) - As part of Perdue Farms’ commitment to creating a more inclusive workforce, the Company hosted its annual Day of Understanding event themed “Intentional Inclusion and Belonging.” This year’s event saw enthusiastic participation from associates across all Perdue Farms locations.

“At Perdue, the Day of Understanding program is a powerful testament to our unwavering commitment to fostering a diverse workplace where every voice is heard, respected, and valued,” said Gary Miller, Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer for Perdue Farms. “Throughout the day associates engaged in meaningful conversations which underscore our efforts to create an inclusive environment that empowers every associate to thrive.”

Perdue Farms made this year’s Day of Understanding accessible to all 21,000 associates across geographies. Throughout the event, the company showcased the impactful work of its Associate Resource Groups (ARGs) and Inclusion Councils and held engaging panel discussions.

A highlight of the event was the inspiring keynote address by author and leadership strategist, Carl Sharperson, who shared his view on leadership, and how diverse teams build a culture of equity and respect, essential for sustainable success.

Day of Understanding was initiated in 2018 by CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, and Perdue was proud to join at its inception. The collective now makes up more than 2000 CEOs in 85 industries and 13 million employees who recognize the need to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

About Perdue Farms

We’re a fourth-generation, family-owned, U.S. food and agriculture company. Through our belief in responsible food and agriculture, we are empowering consumers, customers, and farmers through trusted choices in products and services. Perdue Foods consists of a premium protein portfolio, including our flagship  PERDUE® brand,  Niman Ranch®, Coleman Natural®, and Yummy®, as well as our pet brands, Spot Farms® and Full Moon®, and is available through various channels including retail, foodservice, club stores, and our direct-to-consumer website, Perdue AgriBusiness is a leading merchandiser, processor, and exporter of agricultural products and the largest U.S. manufacturer of specialty, organic, and non-GMO oils. It also ranks as one of the largest suppliers of organic feed ingredients in the world. Now in our company’s second century, we never use drugs for growth promotion in raising poultry and livestock, and we are actively advancing our animal welfare programs. Our brands are leaders in no-antibiotics-ever and in USDA-certified organic proteins. Learn more at