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Sanderson Farms Championship earns PGA’s “Best Charity Integration”

For the second consecutive year, the Sanderson Farms Championship, held at The Country Club of Jackson, earned the PGA Tour award for “Best Charity Integration.” The award recognizes the tournament that incorporates the tournament’s charity and theme into all facets of the event. Through onsite activation, year-round community initiatives, and title sponsor engagement, the Sanderson Farms Championship is united around ...

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Sanderson championship to strut its stuff as a free-range bird

By JACK WEATHERLY This week the Sanderson Farms Championship, whose trophy is in the form of a rooster, will strut its stuff as a full-fledged tournament on the PGA tour. The championship to be played again at the Country Club at Jackson will be able to compete for tour players for the first time without contending with another tournament, the ...

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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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