LAUREL, Miss. – January 18, 2018 – Sanderson Farms, Inc. has announced two management changes within the company’s live production side of the business. The production division of the Mississippi-headquartered poultry operation is responsible for live production operations.

Nicholas “Nick” Smith has been promoted to Breeder-Hatchery Manager at Sanderson Farms’ Hazlehurst, Mississippi production division. Smith will provide leadership and direct strategic operational plans for hatching eggs and chick production.

Smith began his career with Sanderson Farms in 2010 as a Beginning Trainee. Since then, Smith has held positions throughout the live production side of the business including Broiler Flock Supervisor, Breeder Flock Supervisor and, most recently, Advanced Trainee.

A graduate of Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson, Mississippi, Smith received an Associate of Arts degree. Smith is also a graduate of Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Nicolas Smith- Breeder-Hatchery Manager







At Sanderson Farms’ Kinston, North Carolina production facility, David Hill has been named Feed Mill Manager. As Feed Mill Manager, Hill will be responsible for milling and the delivery of feed for all of Sanderson Farms’ North Carolina poultry operations.

Since joining the company in 2013, Hill has held the positions of Feed Mill Supervisor and Feed Mill Superintendent. Prior to joining the company, Hill worked for Greene County, North Carolina Public Works.

David Hill- Feed Mill Manager







“Both of these managers have served Sanderson Farms well throughout their tenure with the company,” said Edward Chisholm, Director of Production for Sanderson Farms. “I look forward to witnessing what they are able to accomplish in their new respective management roles.”

Sanderson Farms, Inc., founded in 1947, is engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and frozen chicken and other prepared food items. Employing more than 14,000 employees in operations spanning five states and 16 different communities, Sanderson Farms is the third largest poultry producer in the United States. As a company, Sanderson Farms is committed to adopting a fresh approach in everything that they do. Not only where products are concerned, but companywide as well. Though the company has grown in size, it still adheres to the same hometown values of honesty, integrity and innovation that were established when the Sanderson family founded the company back in 1947.