Thu, January 5, 2017
Live Production Special Project Coordinator, Maple Leaf Farms, Inc.
Zach Tucker has served as the live production special project coordinator for Maple Leaf Farms since 2013. In this role, he serves as a liaison between the company and universities that conduct research for the company and trade and industry organizations that represent the poultry industry. He also supports international technical services and breeder technical services and coordinates the company’s Trident Stewardship Program, which encompasses an internal training and certification program and third party audit process. In addition to his regular responsibilities, Zach has also assumed duties as Maple Leaf Farms’ corporate biosecurity officer. In this position, he will coordinate the company’s biosecurity assessments and serve as a liaison at industry meetings related to disease prevention and response plans.
Zach earned a bachelor of science degree in animal agribusiness through Purdue University’s College of Agriculture. He is a member of the Poultry Science Association and is a National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) authorized agent in Indiana.
Maple Leaf Farms, Inc. is North America's leading producer of quality duck products, supplying retail and foodservice markets throughout the world with innovative, value-added foods. The company also produces a line of chicken strips, nuggets and gourmet entrees. Founded in 1958, Maple Leaf Farms is a fourth-generation, family-owned company that also markets innovative natural health products and services through its MLF Biotech division and an integrated duck production system, INDUX, through its international division. The company currently employs 1,000 people at operations in Indiana, Wisconsin, California and Michigan, and in China.
Maple Leaf Farms and the Tucker family have been honored with numerous awards for the company’s business practices and support of its local community. These range from recognition by local FFA chapters and Chambers of Commerce to family business and business ethics awards. Most recently, Maple Leaf Farms received the One Welfare award from the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA).