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UNFOLDING OF A RESCUE — How Sanderson Farms saved Mississippi's PGA tour event

Years from now Mississippi golf fans will tell of how chicken — or, more specifically, a chicken empire — saved the state’s spot on the Professional Golf Association tour. The rescue required convincing Joe Sanderson Jr. and the board of his publicly traded company that chicken and the sponsor-less True South Classic belonged together under the new tournament name of ...

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Mississippi poultry industry's hub system behind today's success

To understand how Mississippi’s poultry industry has advanced to become the state’s top agricultural money maker, think of the hub system the airlines use, says Mark Leggett, Mississippi Poultry Association president. Developed during the 1960s and ’70s, the hub system, or what the industry calls vertical integration, ended segmentation of the industry and ensured a way to meet consumer demand ...

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MBJ Business Person of the Year: Joe Sanderson Jr.

You can come at the chicken business a few different ways. You can get to a point you’re happy with and stay there, you can wait for opportunities to arise, or you can create them the way Joe Sanderson Jr. does. The CEO of Mississippi’s largest public company prefers to run at full throttle, having doubled the Laurel-based company’s poultry ...

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Cappelen takes lead at Sanderson Farms Championship

JACKSON — Sebastian Cappelen narrowly missed earning his PGA Tour card last season and needed a sponsor exemption to make the field in the Sanderson Farms Championship. The 24-year-old from Denmark is making the most of his opportunity. Cappelen shot a 7-under 65 yesterday in his first PGA Tour round to take the lead at the Country Club of Jackson. ...

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David Duval, former British Open winner, joins Sanderson Farms field

Former World No. 1, David Duval, has joined the Sanderson Farms Championship’s field. Duval won 13 PGA TOUR tournaments between 1997 and 2001 and won a major title at The Open Championship in 2001. Along with Duval, last week’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open champion, Ben Martin, has committed to the Sanderson Farms Championship field. The PGA Tour tournament is ...

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Autograph seekers have easy access at Sanderson Farms Championship

By RUSTY HAMPTON  An area near the practice putting green at the Country Club of Jackson will be roped off as the autograph area during the Sanderson Farms Championship. Players are free to sign autographs at any point during Tuesday’s practice rounds and Wednesday’s Pro-Am, but under PGA Tour rules they can only sign autographs after they have finished playing ...

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A plan for parking was a priority for the Sanderson Farms Championship

By RUSTY HAMPTON  When it was announced in April that the Sanderson Farms Championship PGA Tour event would be played at the Country Club of Jackson this fall, one of the first issues golf fans questioned was parking. Unlike Annandale Golf Club in Madison, where the tournament was played from 1994-2013, CCJ does not have an abundance of land adjacent ...

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There's an app for Sanderson Farms PGA tournament

The Sanderson Farms Championship has released a mobile application, which gives spectators, volunteers and media full access to tournament information on their smart phones. The Sanderson Farms Championship application is available for free download in the Apple Store and Google Play. The 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship is Nov. 3 – 9, at The Country Club of Jackson. READ MORE: Get ...

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