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					                                                                                      CHRISTMAS 2010




                                                    SANDERSON
                                                    FARMS NEWS
    Merry Christmas


From left, front row: Emily Katherine Richard, Sophie Creath, Joe Sanderson with Phoebe, Kathy Sanderson;
       middle row: Joseph Richard, Caroline Whitaker; back row: Harrison Creath & Jacob Whitaker
                                           CHRISTMAS 2010                     VOLUME 26                 ISSUE 6




 SANDERSON FARMS NEWS
                                                                                                              Editor

  C ON TEN TS                                                                                                 Robin Robinson
                                                                                                              Coordinator
                                                                                                              Tessa Cain
  Promotions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
                                                                                                              Corporate Translator
  New Employees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6              Vania Nelson
                                                                                                              Printing
  Promotions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7         Southern Images Printing, Inc.

  Corporate Trainees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-9                 Reporters
                                                                                                              Laurel Processing
                                                                                                              Mattie Conner
  New Employees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10               Collins Production
                                                                                                              Gail Garrett      Brad Clark
  In the Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11            Laurel Production
                                                                                                              Carol Simmons
  Hazlehurst Growers: It’s A Family Affair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12                                Hazlehurst Production
                                                                                                              Ken Holmes
  Which came first, the chicken or the egg? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13                                   Hazlehurst Processing
                                                                                                              Tiffany Outlaw    Angeles Wyant
                                                                                                              Hammond Processing
  Brazos and Waco Production Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-15                                    Dayana Reanez
                                                                                                              McComb Processing
  Louisiana Super Chicken Road Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-17                                  Mattie Walker     Robin Fenn
                                                                                                              McComb Production
  Feliz Navidad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18-19            Grady Cutrer
                                                                                                              Collins Processing
  Leading with Vision: The Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-21                            Danny Martin
                                                                                                              Child Care
                                                                                                              Glenda Bonds
  Christmas Wishes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22-29                   Foods
                                                                                                              Alice Winston
  Christmas Plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-31                Brazos Production
                                                                                                              Stacey Reynolds   Evelyn Oder
  Quarterly Trainee Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32-33                          Brazos Processing
                                                                                                              Andy Skidmore
  McComb Processing Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-35                             Moultrie Processing
                                                                                                              Chris Eavenson
                                                                                                              Adel Production
  Leading with Vision: The Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-37                             Martha Hainley
                                                                                                              Waco Production
  Laurel Growers: Darren Dunn Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38                                Lily Bolanos
                                                                                                              Waco Processing
  Our Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39               Kelly LaBarbera
                                                                                                              Kinston Processing
  Hazlehurst Growers: Peter McKinley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40                                Mika Jeffries
                                                                                                              Kinston Production
                                                                                                              Randall Boehme
  Laurel Growers: Radar Hill Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
  Dreaming of a White Christmas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-43                              Vision
                                                                                                                  Sanderson Farms is special. We are a successful,
  Retirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44-45            growing organization, respected in the communities
                                                                                                              in which we live and the industries of which we are
                                                                                                              a part.
  Our Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-47                    Our dedicated team of caring individuals treats all
                                                                                                              persons with absolute respect and integrity.
  Our Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48-49             People in our organization are devoted to the success
                                                                                                              of their associates in fulfilling their chosen potential in
                                                                                                              all aspects of life.
  Child Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-51               Our hallmarks are quality products, responsive-
                                                                                                              ness to customer needs, superior achievement and
                                                                                                              successful people.
                                                                                                              Sanderson Farms Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Visit us at our website, www.sandersonfarms.com
                  Merry Christmas
   Dear Associates,

   By the time you get this letter Sanderson Farms will have reported a record year for fiscal 2010. For the
   year we processed 2,566,643,191 pounds of dressed poultry compared to 2,425,921,237 pounds in fiscal 2009.
   We had record annual sales of $1,925,445,709, a 7.6% increase over 2009. We also rewarded our
   shareholders with record net income of $134,820,348, or $6.07 a share. These results reflect the solid
   execution of our growth strategy and solid performance of our operations.

   Even though we obviously experienced favorable market conditions and favorable input costs for corn and
   soybean meal, our company would not have been able to achieve these record numbers without the hard
   work and dedication of our managers, employees and contract producers. I thank you for your tireless
   contribution over many years to keep our company successful, growing, and at the top of our industry.
   It is a pleasure to work with you.

   As a tangible indication of our gratitude for your efforts, we are announcing pay raises for all Class A
   growers, all hourly employees, a generous ESOP contribution from the Board of Directors for all
   employees at Sanderson Farms, and an earned bonus award for all salaried employees at Sanderson
   Farms. Thank you again; you all earned it.

   In addition to posting record results, I am pleased to report that during 2010 the Kinston, North
   Carolina project was completed on time and on budget, and we will begin processing chickens in Kinston
   in January. We started training employees and delivering product to Kinston for deboning in
   November. We began manufacturing feed at the feed mill, and hatched our first flock of broiler chicks
   November 15. We look forward to the new opportunities the Kinston plant will provide for Sanderson
   Farms for years to come.

   We announced last spring that we will construct a new big bird deboning processing plant, wastewater
   facility and hatchery in North Carolina, subject to various contingencies. The two new North Carolina
   facilities together will provide 30% more processing capacity than we have today, will position the company
   to penetrate new markets, and will position the company to grow its top and bottom line performance.
                                                                                          continued on page 4
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                              Merry Christmas
    continued from page 3
    Your contribution over the years to the success of the company has in large part made our growth
    possible. My confidence in your continued performance and achievement gives me and the Board of
    Directors comfort as we embark on new building projects in new parts of the country. We could not,
    and we would not, take on a new $100,000,000 project if we had poor operations at one of our locations,
    but because you are doing your job, we are able to continue our growth strategy.
    2011 may well be a different year for Sanderson Farms. It appears the industry is planning to produce
    3% – 4% more chicken, so supplies will be up. We do not believe food service demand will improve until
    people start getting their jobs back and unemployment begins to decline. As a result, prices could be
    pressured downward, and in addition to this, as I write this letter corn and soybean prices are much
    higher than they were this time a year ago. Yields for both crops were lower than anticipated and prices
    are up substantially. It appears today that our costs for feed grains for 2011 could be up more than
    $200,000,000 if we were to price out the year this month. Having said all this, we obviously have seen this
    scenario before and we will focus on those things we can control – our operations.
    Kathy and I are again preparing for Christmas and the arrival of our three daughters, three sons-in-law,
    and six grandchildren. Three of our grandchildren are teenagers now and the other three act almost like
    teenagers. Christmas is a special time for all of us and we look forward to the time together. We all
    stay out at our farm where there is plenty of hunting and 4-wheeling, far too much to eat, and a lot of
    family time.
    We also try to make sure that the children understand why we are celebrating. This year Emily
    Katherine will place Baby Jesus in the manger; it will be her second time.
    I hope each of you have a joyful and blessed holiday with family. Thank you for all you do.

    Merry Christmas,



    Joe F. Sanderson, Jr.
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    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer                                                            Christmas 2010
                                                                   Promotions


                                                  David Willie
      David Willie has been named Division Manager at Hammond
       Processing. David began his career with Sanderson Farms in
              1992. During his tenure, he has served as Evisceration
       Supervisor, Evisceration Superintendent and Plant Manager.
           He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management and
     Finance from Southeastern Louisiana State University. David is
          married to Renee and they have three children: Dusty, 22;
    Jocelyn, 20; and McKayla, 16. He and his family attend Live Oak
         Missionary Baptist Church. In his spare time, David enjoys
                                                 hunting and sports.




                                         Tracy Hall
                                         Tracy Hall has been promoted to Human Resources Coordinator at
                                         the Corporate Office. During her tenure with Sanderson Farms,
                                         Tracy has held the positions of Sales Secretary and Personnel
                                         Services Supervisor at the Corporate Office and Field Employee
                                         Relations Manager at Hazlehurst Processing. She serves as a
                                         member of the Sanderson Farms Investment Oversight Committee.
                                         Tracy graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a
                                         Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an
                                         emphasis in Management. She enjoys cooking, attending major
                                         sporting events, watching NCAA football, reading and spending
                                         time her family, which include her nieces, Yamea Smith, 21, and
                                         Madison Smith, 4. Her favorite scripture is Psalm 23:1: “The Lord is
                                         my Shepherd; I shall not want.”




                                       Congratulations!
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         New Employees


                                         Doug McLoud
                                         Doug McLoud has joined Sanderson Farms as Production Manager
                                         at McComb Production. Doug received his Poultry Science degree
                                         from the University of Arkansas.
                                         Doug brings with him 27 years of experience in Live Production.
                                         Before joining Sanderson Farms, he was most recently employed
                                         with Tyson Foods in Noel, Missouri as Live Production Manager.
                                         Doug and his wife, Lane, have two children: Megan and Elizabeth.




                                                    Michael Harrell
       Michael Harrell has joined Sanderson Farms as Plant Manager at
       Hammond Processing. Michael graduated from Mississippi State
      University with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Business
    Administration. Before joining Sanderson Farms, he was employed
        at Peco Foods as Shift Manager. Michael is married to Nita and
      they have three children: Nicole, 21; Tyler, 18 and Brice, 15. In his
    spare time, Michael enjoys hunting, fishing and church. His favorite
        comment is, “Success is achieved when the opportunity is met
                                                       with preparation.”




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                                                                                             Promotions

                                           Buck James has been promoted to Catch and Haul Supervisor at Laurel Production. Buck
                                           began his career with Sanderson Farms in May 2009 as a Beginning Trainee. He holds a
                                           Bachelor’s degree in Business with an emphasis in Finance from William Carey University.
                                           Buck enjoys sports, fishing, music, spending time with his family, girlfriend and friends. Buck
                                           says, “I’m glad to be a part of a successful, growing company.”




          Please join Collins Production in congratulating Jeremy Young on his promotion to the
    position of Broiler Supervisor. Jeremy began his career at Sanderson Farms in February of 2010
           as a Beginning Trainee. He graduated in 2007 from Mississippi State University where he
             attained a Bachelor’s degree in Plant and Soil Science. Jeremy previously worked with
    Sanderson Farms within the Intern program during the summers of 2003 and 2004. Jeremy has
      been married to the former Amy Moss of Ellisville since October 2009. During his spare time,
                                            Jeremy enjoys fishing, golfing, hunting and other sports.




                                           John Carter has been promoted from Beginning Trainee to Specialty Supervisor I at
                                           Hazlehurst Processing. John received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English from
                                           the University of Southern Mississippi. He is married to Courtney and they have a son, Prentiss.
                                           Before coming to Sanderson Farms, John was in the United States Army and served our
                                           country in Iraq. He enjoys the outdoors and his hobbies are good music, sports, reading,
                                           traveling, and meeting interesting people.




         Kelly Jefcoat has been named Engineering Secretary. Kelly joined Sanderson Farms as
     Receptionist at the Corporate Office. She attended West Jones High School and Jones County
       Junior College. She was previously employed at West Jones High School. Kelly is married to
    Raybob and has two children: Rachel and Taylor. In her spare time, she enjoys tennis and also
      plays League Tennis in Laurel and is a member of the United States Tennis Association. Kelly
                          and her family attend Centerville Baptist Church in Big Creek, Mississippi.




                                           Luke McDaniel has been promoted to Debone Superintendent I at Hammond Processing.
                                           Luke began his career with Sanderson Farms as a Beginning Trainee in July 2009. He was
                                           promoted to Advanced Trainee in June 2010 and served in that position until his most recent
                                           promotion.
                                           Luke holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hospitality Management from the University of
                                           Southern Mississippi. He is married to Amanda and they have one daughter, Ella Brooks. Luke
                                           enjoys hunting, old cars, and Saints football. His favorite comment is, “The difference between
                                           ordinary and extraordinary is that little bit ‘extra’.”


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    Corporate Trainees


           Ben Williamson has joined Sanderson Farms as an Accounting Trainee. He earned a
           Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He also has a minor
           in Environmental Studies. Ben enjoys hunting and fishing.




           Blake Hitchcock, Beginning Trainee, received his Bachelor’s degree in Business
           Administration with a concentration in Management of Construction and Land Development
           from Mississippi State University. He enjoys outdoor sports, hunting, fishing, golf, and camping.
           Blake says, “GO DOGS!”




           Sanderson Farms welcomes Hei Lam “Carol” Tsui as a Beginning Trainee. Carol is a
           graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her spare time, she enjoys
           playing badminton.




           Jake Summerford, Beginning Trainee, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer
           Foods from the University of Georgia. In his spare time, Jake enjoys sports, traveling, and
           outdoor activities. He is a member of Alpha Zeta, an agricultural honor society, and also of
           Delta Iota Epsilon academic honor society. Jake’s favorite quote is “Live every day to the
           fullest.”




           Leah Kilpatrick has joined Sanderson Farms as a Beginning Trainee. Leah received her
           Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, as well as a Masters of Business
           Administration from William Carey University in Mississippi. In her spare time, Leah enjoys
           sports, reading and traveling. Leah’s favorite quote is: “Losers make excuses, winners make it
           happen.”




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                                                                      Corporate Trainees


                      Advanced Trainee, Russell Smith, received his Bachelor of Science degree
        in Agri-Business from Tarleton State University in Texas. He is married to Kimberly and they
     have three children: Elizabeth, Ryan, and Hunter. Russell enjoys hunting, fishing and spending
                                                                                 time with his family.




          Ryan Robinson, Advanced Trainee, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Poultry
           Science from Texas A & M University. Ryan enjoys outdoors, golfing, fishing and he is a
                                                                     member of a softball team.




    Sammy Thames has been promoted to Advanced Trainee. He began his career at Sanderson
        Farms as a Beginning Trainee in 2007. In 2008, he was promoted to Debone Supervisor I at
     Hazlehurst Processing. Sammy holds a Bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and
           enjoys playing golf and traveling in his spare time. Sammy says, “I am excited about the
                                                                 opportunity at Kinston Processing.”




         Sara Tutt has joined Sanderson Farms as a Beginning Trainee. She earned a Bachelor of
    Science degree in Animal Science from Texas A & M University. Sara is a member of Texas and
                           Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. She enjoys therapy dog work.




        Shih-Ting Huang, Beginning Trainee, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Human
           Resource Management from the University of Mississippi and an International Master of
           Business Administration from the University of Memphis. He likes golf, fantasy football,
    Ole Miss athletic events and reading. Shih-Ting’s favorite quote is, “Not all people who lead are
                                             successful, but all successful people lead”. - Unknown




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           New Employees


                                                Joshua Matthews
                                                McComb Processing welcomes Joshua Matthews as Overwrap Supervisor I.
                                                Joshua is a 2001 graduate of North Pike High School and a 2006 graduate of
                                                Springhill College in Mobile, Alabama, where he received a Bachelor of Science
                                                degree in Business. Joshua enjoys all sports and car racing.




                                                                        Alyse Cain
              Alyse Cain has joined Sanderson Farms as Purchasing Secretary at the
           Corporate Office. Before joining Sanderson Farms, she was employed with
      McCoy Corporation for seven years. Alyse received her Associate of Arts degree
     in Accounting from Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi. Alyse is
                     the fourth generation of her family to work for Sanderson Farms.




                                             Brittany Bishop
                                             Foods Division would like to welcome Brittany Bishop to Sanderson Farms.
                                             Brittany comes to us from Magee General Hospital in Magee, Mississippi. She is
                                             the daughter of Ann and Reed Abercrombie of Seminary and Randy Sullivan of
                                             Magee. Brittany’s mother, Ann, has been a nurse at Sanderson Farms Processing
                                             Plant in Collins for 19 years. Brittany graduated from William Carey University in
                                             Mississippi in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She is happily
                                             married to Tommy and they reside in Mendenhall, Mississippi with their English
                                             bulldog “Bubbles”.




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                                                      In the Spotlight




                        Roshelle Ball and Shirley Crowley are sisters who share a special
                        bond. They have always shopped, played and worked together.
                        They have been employed with Sanderson Farms Foods Division
                        for 20 years. They hope to share many more Christmas holidays
                        together.




                 Ben Janous, Quality Control Supervisor; Patryce Williams and Lakesha
                 McDonald, Quality Control Technicians, Foods Division, would like to
                 welcome their newest Quality Control Technicians, Laquita Maxie-Course
                 and Marthralisha Townsend to their team.




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     GROWERS      HAZLEHURST


                  It’s A Family Affair!
                  – Daniel Smith and Jeff Rodriguze

               ince 1991 Daniel A. Sanders and his wife Rose Sanders have been growers for Sanderson

         S     Farms, Hazlehurst Production Division. Daniel got into the chicken business with Sanderson
               Farms for one reason, family. Family is very important to him and it’s what attracted him to
         Sanderson Farms in the first place. “It was when Joe Frank Sanderson came out to my farm and
         said that Sanderson Farms is about the family unit, that’s when I knew that Sanderson was the
         place for me,” Daniel stated. It was then that he knew that with Sanderson Farms he would be
         able to provide a living and future for his family.
         Since joining the Sanderson Farms family Daniel and his family have added two more farm sites
         on his land and have gone through several renovations. He started with conventional houses and
         has made upgrades to Class A houses, but the renovations haven’t stopped yet. There is more to
         come in the future of Daniel’s farm. Daniel receives help from his sons Shannon and Daniel
         Sanders and their wives Trina and Kristen running the other two farms, but the family business
         doesn’t stop there. He also receives a lot of help from his nephews Robert and Larry Burns and
         his sisters Carolyn Peavy and Bobbie Sills. Also lending their helping hands are the grandchildren
         Kelsey, Ned, Luke, Sam, Colby, Anna Claire, Ashton and Katie Rose Sanders.
         In his spare time Daniel enjoys hanging out with and devoting time to his grandchildren. Lately
         Daniel has had a special project with his young grandson Colby who was recently diagnosed with
         cancer. Colby has to go to Jackson every day for radiation treatment. Of course, all of the Sanders
         family members have pitched in the care and transport of Colby.
         All of us in the Sanderson Farms family hope for many more years partnering with Daniel and his
         family. We, also, wish for Colby a speedy recovery.




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                                                                               KINSTON PRODUCTION


                  Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
                                                                                   – Marty Flynt

                t Sanderson Farms, it’s the chicken, always. On April 6, 2010, the first pullet breeder

         A      flock was placed in Kinston Production Division. Those immature birds stayed on the
                pullet breeder farm until they were near sexual maturity and then were moved to new
         breeder hen farms. One of these farms is owned and operated by Emmitt Stroud and his son,
         Emmitt Stroud II and they are doing business as the Egg Poor Farm. Clay King’s farm which is
         known as C & K Hen Farm, is the other new farm. The chickens will remain on those farms for
         approximately 40 weeks producing hatching eggs.
         The egg may not come first, but when the first egg came on each farm in September, the
         Strouds and the Kings were officially in the hatching egg production business. Now, with each
         passing day, more and more of the hens will begin production and soon there will be an
         adequate amount to be set in the Kinston Production hatchery, and three weeks later those
         newly hatched baby chicks will be placed on broiler farms.
         Congratulations to all those involved, for reaching the “First Egg” milestone at our newest
         division, Kinston Production.




                 Emmit Stroud II and Emmitt Stroud


                                                                                  Clay King




                            Merry Christmas!
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     Brazos and Waco Production Training
     – Teri Myers




     W
         aco Production and Brazos Production employees received training on the culture of
         Sanderson Farms and our excellent benefit package. Participants enjoyed learning how
         they communicate with others during Communication Styles.




                            Merry Christmas!
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                 Brazos and Waco Production Training




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            Louisiana Super Chicken Road Show
            – Stephanie Butts McNeese



     T
         he Super Chicken Road Show is a recruiting event coordinated and executed by the Recruiting Department. The event is held
         six times a year in the states within where we currently operate: Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, Texas and North Carolina.
         The goal of the Road Show is to educate the students and faculty about Sanderson Farms and the opportunity within our
     company. Representatives within our company share their career history with Sanderson Farms and the future of our company.
     The 2010 Louisiana Super Chicken Road Show was held at The Hilton in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The social is a time where the
     students and faculty are able to meet Sanderson Farms representatives and enjoy chicken appetizers! During the dinner, there is a
     presentation about our company, culture, opportunities and future of our company. The following day, we toured the McComb,
     Mississippi Production and Processing facilities. The tours were conducted by management at the facilities. The Louisiana Road
     Show was concluded with a great lunch at Mr. Whiskers in McComb!




     Trey Truitt, faculty at Louisiana
     State University, and Keri Truitt,      Randall King, Processing
     faculty at Southeastern Louisiana       Manager, McComb Processing            Dennis Ingram, Louisiana State University
     University




                                                                          McComb Production Feed Mill Tour
     Southeastern Louisiana students and faculty




     Louisiana State University students and faculty

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                        Louisiana Super Chicken Road Show




                                                            From left to right: Mattie Walker, Field Employee Relations
                                                            Manager, McComb Processing; Lampkin Butts, President and
                                                            Chief Operating Officer; and Don Ellen, Manager of Customer
   Lampkin Butts, President and Chief Operating Officer,    Relations
   with Keri Truitt, Southeastern Louisiana University
   faculty




                                                     David Willie, Division Manager, Hammond Processing, and Doug McLoud,
                                                     Production Manager, McComb Production
           Trey Smith, Field Employee
           Relations Manager, Hammond
           Processing




                                                                       Randy Pettus, Director of Production,
           Robin Robinson, Director of Organization                    (right) with Tyler Gamble, Louisiana
           Development and Corporate Communication                     State University student and former
                                                                       Intern
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                            F li N vidad
     Queridos asociados,
     Para cuando reciban esta carta Sanderson Farms habrá reportado un año récord para el año fiscal 2010.
     Para el año procesamos 2,566,643,191 libras de aves evisceradas en comparación con 2,425,921,237
     libras en el año fiscal 2009. Tuvimos un récord de ventas anual de $1,925,445,709 un incremento del
     7.6% en 2009. También recompensamos a nuestros accionistas con un ingreso neto récord de
     $134,820,348, ó $6.07 por acción. Estos resultados reflejan la sólida ejecución de nuestra estrategia de
     crecimiento y un sólido rendimiento de nuestras operaciones.
     A pesar de que obviamente experimentamos condiciones favorables del mercado y los costos favorables de
     la harina de maíz y soya, nuestra empresa no hubiera sido capaz de alcanzar estos números récord sin la
     ardua labor y dedicación de nuestros gerentes, empleados y productores por contrato. Les doy las gracias
     por su colaboración incansable durante muchos años para mantener nuestra empresa exitosa, creciente, y
     en la cima de nuestra industria. Es un placer trabajar con ustedes.
     Como una muestra tangible de nuestra gratitud por sus esfuerzos, estamos anunciando aumentos de
     sueldo para todos los productores de Clase A, todos los empleados por hora, una generosa contribución al
     ESOP por parte del Consejo de Administración para todos los empleados en Sanderson Farms, y un
     premio de bonificación ganado para todos los empleados asalariados de Sanderson Farms. Gracias de
     nuevo, todos ustedes se lo han ganado.
     Además de publicar unos resultados récord, me complace informar que durante 2010 el proyecto de
     Kinston, Carolina del Norte s e completó a tiempo y dentro del presupuesto, y vamos a comenzar el
     procesamiento de pollos en Kinston en enero. En noviembre empezamos a entrenar a los empleados y a
     despachar productos a Kinston para deshuesar. Empezamos la fabricación de pienso en la fábrica de
     pienso, y empollado nuestra primera bandada de pollitos de engorde en el 15 de noviembre. Esperamos con
     anticipación las nuevas oportunidades que la planta de Kinston le proveerá a Sanderson Farms en los
     próximos años.
     Anunciamos la primavera pasada que vamos a construir una nueva planta procesadora de deshueso de
     aves grandes, una instalación para procesar aguas residuales y un criadero de pollos en Carolina del
     Norte, dependiendo de diversas contingencias. Los dos nuevos locales de Carolina del Norte en conjunto
     proporcionarán 30% más d e la capacidad de procesamiento que tenemos hoy, la posición de la empresa
     para penetrar en nuevos mercados, y la posición de la compañía para aumentar su rendimiento de ingreso
     bruto y el resultado final. Sus contribuciones en los últimos años para el éxito de la empresa es en gran
     parte lo que ha hecho posible nuestro crecimiento. La fe en sus continuos desempeños y logros nos da a la
     Junta de Directores y a mí confianza a medida que embarcamos en nuevos proyectos de construcción en

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                             F li N vidad
   nuevas partes del país. Nosotros no podríamos, y no comenzaríamos un nuevo proyecto de $100,000,000
   si tuviéramos operaciones pobres en uno de nuestros locales, pero porque ustedes están haciendo su trabajo
   como es debido, podemos continuar con nuestra estrategia de crecimiento.

   2011 podría ser un año diferente para Sanderson Farms. Al parecer, la industria tiene la intención de
   producir un 3% - 4% m ás de pollo, por lo que los suministros aumentarán. No creemos que la demanda de
   servicios alimentarios mejorará hasta que la gente comience a recuperar sus puestos de trabajo y el
   desempleo comience a disminuir. Como resultado, los precios podrían ser presionados hacia abajo, y
   además de esto, mientras escribo esta carta los precios del maíz y la soya son mucho más altos que en esta
   ocasión hace un año. Los rendimientos de ambos cultivos fueron menores de lo previsto y los precios han
   subido sustancialmente. Parece que hoy los costos de los granos de pienso para el 2011 podrían ser de
   hasta más de $200,000,000 si fuéramos a costear el año este mes. Habiendo dicho todo esto, es evidente
   que hemos visto esta situación anteriormente y vamos a concentrarnos en las cosas que podemos controlar
   - nuestr as operaciones.

   Kathy y yo nos estamos preparando de nuevo para la Navidad y la llegada de nuestras tres hijas, tres
   yernos, y seis nietos. Tres de nuestros nietos ya son adolescentes y los otros tres actúan casi como
   adolescentes. La Navidad es un momento especial para todos nosotros y esperamos pasar el tiempo juntos.
   Todos la pasamos en nuestra granja, donde hay mucha caza y se corren los cuatricic los, hay demasiado
   para comer, y una gran cantidad de tiempo con la familia.

   También tratamos de asegurarnos de que los niños entiendan por qué estamos
   celebrando. Este año Emily Katherine colocará al Niño Jesús en el pesebre,
   esta será su segunda vez.

   Espero que cada uno de ustedes tenga un día de fiesta alegre y bendito
   con la familia. Gracias por todo lo que hacen.

   Feliz Navidad,




   Joe F. Sanderson, Jr.
   Presidente y Director General

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         Leading with Vision: The Team
         – April Taylor




     L
          eading with Vision: The Team included employees from all Mississippi locations, as well as
          Hammond, Louisiana. This workshop was created to help employees learn the value of
          teamwork. The experiential learning activities challenge teams to assess the task at hand,
     evaluate each team member’s strengths, develop a strategy for execution and to effectively
     communicate all details to the team members.




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                 Leading with Vision: The Team




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                     Christmas Wishes


                                                                             Marsille Adkins               John Blackwell
                                         Danny Hodrick                       Transfer Crew Member          Breeder Supervisor
          Helen Burns                    Driver                              Adel Production               Collins Production
          Evisceration I                 Brazos Production                   “To remember Christmas is     “To enjoy family and friends and
          Brazos Processing              Hatchery                            a time for sharing and        that everyone would experience
          “For my son to get better.”    “A raise.”                          being with family. Also, to   the deep, deep love of Jesus.”
                                                                             remember the people that
                                                                             don’t have anything.”




                                        Eugene Cooper
                                        Sanitation Clean-Up Crew             Robertine Anderson            Nathan McInnis
     Brandon Hall                                                            1st Shift Specialty           Feed Delivery Supervisor
                                        Hazlehurst Processing
     1st Shift Overwrap                                                      McComb Processing             Laurel Production
                                        “I wish for the best for my family
     McComb Processing                                                       Wishes everyone health        “For world peace and free
                                        and I want a house, please.”
     Wishes all a very Merry                                                 and happiness!                cookies.”
     Christmas.




       Tommy Wood                                                                                           Keeon Spencer
                                         Joe Clark, Sr.                      Billy Johnson
       Truck Shop Master                                                                                    Sanitation Clean-Up Crew
                                         Sanitation Clean-Up                 PrePrice I
       Skilled Maintenance                                                                                  Hazlehurst Processing
                                         Floor Worker                        Brazos Processing
       Laurel Production                                                                                    “I wish for everyone to have a
                                         Hazlehurst Processing               “For the Lord to let me be
       “For my little girl to not be                                                                        safe and happy holiday.”
                                         “I wish for my wife to be in good   blessed and everyone to
       sick this Christmas and for
                                         health.”                            have a great Christmas.”
       my family and everyone
       else’s family to be happy.”


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                                               Christmas Wishes


                                 L.C . Smith
   Tony Wilson                                                       Randall Sullivan
                                 Sanitation Clean-Up Crew
   Shipping III                                                      Feed Mill Manager                     Pernethia McGhee
                                 Hazlehurst Processing
   Moultrie Processing                                               Collins Production                    1st Shift Eviscerating
                                 “My wish for this Christmas is
   “Wishing for my newborn                                           “To spend time with my family         McComb Processing
                                 a new 30/30 rifle and also I
   twins to stay healthy.”                                           and friends, enjoy some delicious     Wishes to spend a Happy
                                 would like to wish for everyone
                                                                     holiday treats and I wish everyone    Christmas with her husband,
                                 to have peaceful, joyful and
                                                                     a Merry Christmas.”                   children and grandchildren.
                                 Happy New Year.”




    Matthew Robinson                                                 Michael Banks                        June Cameron
    Sanitation Clean-Up Crew     Lanny Carpenter                     Sanitation Clean-Up Crew             1st Shift Shipping
    Hazlehurst Processing        Evisceration I                      Hazlehurst Processing                McComb Processing
    “My Christmas wish is to     Brazos Processing                   “My wish is love and peace to        Wishes everyone a Happy and
    spend time with family.”     “To take my wife to the             everyone.”                           safe Christmas and New Year!
                                 casino.”




    Terry Ford                   Shirley Mobley                                                           Craig Rogers
    1st Shift Specialty          Sanitation Clean-Up Crew          Shannon Stanford                       Broiler Manager
    McComb Processing            Hazlehurst Processing             Feed Mill Truck Driver                 Laurel Production
    Wishes all her family and    “My wish for Christmas is to      Adel Production                        ‘To be safe and healthy and
    friends a Merry Christmas!   keep my two grandchildren.”       “To get a new computer for             continued growth and
                                                                   Christmas.”                            success for Sanderson
                                                                                                          Farms.”



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                        Christmas Wishes


         Rose Almond                                                                                                  Brian Brown
         Quality Control I                                                           Joe L. Miller                    Feed Mill Truck Driver
         Moultrie Processing                     Jed Haby                            Live Haul Driver                 Adel Production
         “To have a long and healthy life        Hatchery Superintendent             Laurel Production                “The whole day off with pay.”
         in God’s name.”                         Brazos Production                   “That all my family will be in
                                                 “Health .”                          good health.”




                                                                                                                      Henry Dorsey
        Amber Davis                              Larry Fitzgerald                    Mike Walley                      Sanitation Clean-Up Crew
        Evisceration I                           Live Haul Manager                   Beginning Trainee                Hazlehurst Processing
        Brazos Processing                        Laurel Production                   “To end world hunger.”           “Love, joy and happiness to
        “To be happy and to get right            “To have low shed time and no                                        all.”
        with the Lord.”                          D.O.A. I thank Jesus for life.”




                                                                                   Alma James                         Frank Parrott
     Jesse Catchings                                                                                                  Sanitation Clean-Up Crew
                                            Tyrone Thompson II                     1st Shift Specialty
     Sanitation Clean-Up Crew                                                                                         Hazlehurst Processing
                                            Live Haul                              McComb Processing
     Hazlehurst Processing                                                                                            “I already have what I want for
                                            Laurel Production                      “May the Lord bless
     “My Christmas wish is world                                                                                      Christmas – my wife, family and
                                            “For my family to have a good          everybody in my family and at
     peace.”                                                                                                          life; but I wish for a new Camaro
                                            Christmas. As long as my kids,         Sanderson Farms. Merry
                                            my fiancé and my mother are            Christmas!”                        car.”
                                            happy, I am happy.”

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                                              Christmas Wishes


                                     John Brown
    Angie Lewis                      Spray Wash Driver              Martin Shaw                         Bridgett Hickman
    1st Shift Specialty              Collins Production             Sanitation Supervisor               1st Shift Specialty
    McComb Processing                “For my family and everyone    Hazlehurst Processing               McComb Processing
    Wishes everyone a Merry and      to have a joyous Christmas.    “I wish for all of the sanitation   Wishes everyone prosperity,
    Safe Christmas and “May God      And to my son Anthony,         crew to have a Merry Christmas      love and peace.
    Bless us all to see many more    grandson Javaiotihy and my     and a Happy New Year and thank
    Christmases.”                    wife, Jean Brown….I wish you   you to everyone for a job well
                                     a very Merry Christmas and a   done!”
                                     Happy New Year.”




                                                                                                         Joseph Hinkley
                                                                                                         Feed Mill Truck Driver
                                                                                                         Adel Production
                                    Mark Moore                       Alton Bell                          “To spend the holidays with my
   Doris Barnes                                                      1st Shift Cookline                  2-year-old son Kaleb, my
                                    Driver
   1st Shift Specialty                                               Production                          newborn daughter Zoey, and
                                    Brazos Production
   McComb Processing                                                 Foods Division                      my girlfriend.”
                                    Hatchery
   Wishes everyone a Merry                                           “Would like to wish my
                                    “To build my first hot rod.”
   Christmas and a Happy and                                         family, friends and
   Safe New Year!                                                    co-workers a Joyous
                                                                     Holiday Season.”




                                                                                                          Vickie Johnson
                                                                                                          1st Shift Debone
                                                                                                          McComb Processing
    Robert Christmas                                                                                      Vickie and her husband
                                                                     Charles Sly                          recently celebrated their
    Sanitation Clean-Up Crew        Liz Gonzalez
                                                                     Sanitation Clean-Up Crew             wedding anniversary in New
    Hazlehurst Processing           Box Room I
                                                                     Hazlehurst Processing                York City. Vickie hopes that
    “My Christmas wish is to be     Brazos Processing
                                                                     “I wish for life.”                   everyone will worship God
    rich.”                          “Health, wisdom, happiness
                                    and family.”                                                          and have a Merry Christmas
                                                                                                          and a Happy New Year.

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                  Christmas Wishes


                                                                               Lawrence Dotson
                                              Trey Hooper                      Sanitation Clean-Up Crew
         Alexander Wooten                     Chick Floor Supervisor           Hazlehurst Processing
         Specialty II                         Brazos Production                “I wish for good health.”
         Moultrie Processing                  “A new motorcycle.”
         “Be at Sanderson Farms for the
         New Year.”




     George Varnado                           Brad “Ira” Hancock
     Broiler Flock Supervisor                 Truck Shop
     McComb Production                        Waco Production
     “I wish my family and                    For a motorcycle and to have
     friends a very Merry                                                       Lee Henthorn
                                              good health for his family and
     Christmas and I am so                                                      Feed Delivery Supervisor
                                              himself.
     grateful for God’s blessings                                               Adel Production
     on them.”                                                                  “To spend time with my
                                                                                family and to be back fishing
                                                                                again.”




                                             Kerry Ross
       Jessie Jenkins                        Specialty I                       Wendell (Bubba) Buchanan
       Feed Mill Unloader                    Moultrie Processing               Feed Mill Maintenance
       McComb Production                     “I want my kids and grandbaby     McComb Production
       “After a house fire, I am just so     to have a good Christmas and      “I wish for all my loved ones a
       grateful for friends and family and   my wish is to get my dream car.   safe and Happy Holiday!”
       wish for them a wonderful             I wish all the employees of
       Christmas season.”                    Sanderson Farms a Merry
                                             Christmas and Happy New
                                             Year.”
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                                                  Christmas Wishes


      Catherine Tyler                                Randy Brownell                                  Amanda Cisco
      Evisceration II                                Feed Mill Manager                               Maintenance Parts Buyer
      Moultrie Processing                            McComb Production                               Moultrie Processing
      “A new home.”                                  “I wish all my family, friends,                 “For my family to be happy and
                                                     and co-workers a blessed                        healthy.”
                                                     Christmas and Happy New
                                                     Year!”




                                                         Bernice Morgan                                 Melanie Edwards
          Melvin Inman
                                                         Debone I                                       PrePrice I
          Feed Mill Truck Driver
                                                         Moultrie Processing                            Brazos Processing
          Adel Production
                                                         “My Christmas wishes are to get                “For all my family to be
          “To get back in high school
                                                         closer with family, friends, and               together and be safe.”
          shape.”
                                                         God. Merry Christmas to
                                                         Da’asia, I love you!”




                                        Rachel Baldobino
    Chad Walden                         National Sales
                                                                                DeWenzel Spence                      Edward Crump, Jr.,
    Specialty II Supervisor             Brazos Processing
                                                                                Evisceration II                      Housekeeping II
    Moultrie Processing                 “To give my daughter
                                                                                Moultrie Processing                  Hazlehurst Processing
    “A new truck.”                      everything she wants and
                                                                                “I want my son to be happy           “I wish for a million
                                        needs, so she can have a great
                                                                                and I want to spend time             dollars.”
                                        first Christmas.”
                                                                                with my family.”


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                         Christmas Wishes


                                                                                                                    Marcel Whitfield
        Jeff Maass                         Valerie Sosa                          Lucretia Rivers                    Sanitation Clean-Up Crew
        Debone II Superintendent           Payroll                               Evisceration II                    Hazlehurst Processing
        Moultrie Processing                Brazos Processing                     Moultrie Processing                “I wish for my wife to get
        “To be able to help people         “To be with my family and give        “I wish for everyone near          better.”
        who are less fortunate.”           my kids everything they want for      and dear to have a Merry
                                           Christmas.”                           Christmas.”




                                                                                                                    Tonya Riggins
     Sammy Fields                                                                                                   Evisceration II Supervisor
     Specialty II                        Kenny Yelverton                                                            Moultrie Processing
                                                                               Henry Mullins
     Moultrie Processing                 Feed Delivery Supervisor                                                   “My wishes are few because I’ve
                                                                               Feed Mill Maintenance
     “I hope to God that I’m in          Collins Production Feed Mill                                               been blessed. But I do wish my
                                                                               McComb Production
     good health so I can enjoy          “That everyone will have a great                                           family, friends, co-workers,
                                                                               “I wish a Merry Christmas to
     Christmas with my friends           holiday and a happy new year.”                                             employees, and the entire
                                                                               all!”
     and kids. Then I will pray to                                                                                  Sanderson Farms staff a Merry,
     God that I see many more.”                                                                                     Merry Christmas.”




                     Brian Timmons                                                                     Milton Sandifer
                                                            Jeremy Jenkins
                     Live Haul                                                                         Sanitation Clean-Up Crew
                                                            1st Shift Cookline
                     Waco Production                                                                   Hazlehurst Processing
                                                            Production
                     “For everyone to have a safe                                                      “My wish is joy and happiness
                                                            Foods Division
                     and happy holiday season.”                                                        to everyone.”
                                                            “Would like to wish my family,
                                                            friends and co-workers a
                                                            Joyous Holiday Season.”

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                                             Christmas Wishes



                                                                            First Shift Box Department employees, Foods
   First Shift Cookline Pack-off Department at Foods Division would
                                                                            Division: Merlon Hobson, Annette Prophet and
   like to wish their families and co-workers peace, joy and happiness
                                                                            Nellie Hunter would like to wish all Sanderson
   throughout the holiday season. These employees are the workers
                                                                            Farms employees and their families a happy
   who keep the pack-off line going. We appreciate their hard work
                                                                            holiday season.
   and dedication.




   Foods Division Maintenance Supervisor Robert Conn and Third
   Shift Maintenance employees, Earnest Clements, Tyler Conerly,            Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from
   Ricky Guy and Connie Crouther, would like to say: "At the close          Barbara Rash and Charles McCray, First Shift
   of another year, we pause to wish you a warm and happy                   Cookline Pack-off Department, Foods Division.
   holiday season."




                                                                         Jessie West, Rickey Richardson, Billy Davis, Shvoyea
   Foods Division 2nd Shift Fabrication employees Sara Fortenberry,      Mance, Rickey Craft, Ronald Ellzey and Supervisor
   Keisha Brookins, Carla Levison, Ora Lee, Ina Mingo, Jeanette          Dewayne Woodward, Third Shift Sanitation employees at
   Stapleton, Janet Scott, Latonya Williams, Shana Winters and           Foods Division, would like to wish all Sanderson Farms
   Supervisor Timothy Nicks would like to wish everyone for              employees a Merry Christmas.
   Christmas the gifts of good cheer, good times and good memories
   that will last for years to come.

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        Christmas Plans


                                                                                      Lula Echols
                                            Curvis Haynes                             Housekeeping II
         Angelic Keys                       Evisceration II                           Collins Processing
         Evisceration II                    Collins Processing                        “Spending time with family.”
         Collins Processing                 “Spending time with my little
         “Spending time with family.”       girl and the rest of my family
                                            and honoring God on His
                                            day.”




                                                                                       Jermaine Strickland
     Frankie Graham                                                                    Debone I
     Supply I                                                                          Collins Processing
     Collins Processing                 Hiceli Hernandez and Karen Mansley
                                                                                       “Being with my family.”
     “While Santa is out making         Debone I
     his rounds, I will be at the       Collins Processing
     North Pole in a hot tub with       Hiceli - “Cooking tamales and spending time
     Mrs. Santa.”                       with my son.”
                                        Karen - “Going to Mom’s and spending time
                                        with my family.”




       Jerry Forest                      Latasha Minor                                Juanita Magee
       Debone I                          Debone I                                     Debone I
       Collins Processing                Collins Processing                           Collins Processing
       “Visiting with family.”           “Making sure my baby gets                    “That’s also my birthday so I
                                         everything she wants.”                       plan to party with my friends.”




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                                                         Christmas Plans


                                                                                                               Stacy Draughn
    Keith Peters                    Regina Powell                       Sara Keyes                             Evisceration I
    Debone I                        Marination I                        Marination I                           Collins Processing
    Collins Processing              Collins Processing                  Collins Processing                     “Spending time with family.”
    “Spending time with family.”    “Spending time with my              “Spending time with family.”
                                    children and my boyfriend
                                    and eating.”




                                                      Shrunda Blackwell                           Sophia Richards
            Senovia Barnes
                                                      Debone I                                    Debone II
            Personnel
                                                      Collins Processing                          Collins Processing
            Collins Processing
                                                      “Eat, eat, eat and spend time               “Buying my children musical
            “Spending all my money on
                                                      with my children.”                          equipment.”
            my daughter.”




                                                                                                       Unjeria Pickens
                                                     Tedrick Bolton                                    Debone II
             Tammye McCloud
                                                     Cut-up Supervisor II                              Collins Processing
             Billing Clerk
                                                     Collins Processing                                “Go to New Orleans to see
             Collins Processing
                                                     “Shopping for my son.”                            my mom.’
             “It’s a secret!”




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                 Quarterly Trainee Meeting
                 – April Taylor



             eadership was the topic for the Quarterly Trainee Meeting. Trainees from Mississippi, Texas

         L   Georgia and North Carolina were required to read the book, 7 Habits of Highly-Effective People
              written by Stephen Covey, and through experiential learning activities practiced the seven habits
          concepts. The seven habits are:
                               •      Be Proactive
                               •      Begin with the End in Mind
                               •      Put First Things First
                               •      Think Win/Win
                               •      Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
                               •      Synergize
                               •      Sharpen the Saw
          To emphasize the importance of the seven habits, Trainees were introduced to leadership traits that, if
          used and become habits, will increase one’s effectiveness.




     Mississippi/Louisiana Trainees




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                        Quarterly Trainee Meeting




   Georgia Trainees




       Texas Trainees


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     McComb Processing Training
     – April Taylor


      raining was conducted for all employees at McComb Processing. Topics that were covered in

     Tthe training session were Food Safety, Good Manufacturing Practices, Meat Yield, and Complaint
      Procedure/Chain of Command.




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                   McComb Processing Training




                 Merry Christmas!

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             Leading with Vision: The Coach
             – Meta Blanshard


     L    eading with Vision: The Coach teaches the skills of giving clear and precise instructions. Participants were taught the
          concepts of how to be an effective Coach by participating in experiential activities. The experiential learning activities are
          about how to Coach individuals and cheer on the individuals and the team to accomplish the task at hand. The Coach
     explains to each team member the tasks and how to accomplish those tasks. The Coach is the backbone to each team and
     gives the stability and support to the team they supervise. The Coach is there to give clear and precise instructions to the team
     to get the job done in a timely and orderly fashion. It takes practice to learn the concept of being a great Coach. Leading with
     Vision: The Coach gives employees the opportunity to practice the skills learned.




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                 Leading with Vision: The Coach




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     GROWERS        LAUREL


                    Darren Dunn Farm
                    – Derin Bonner



                   y name is Darren Dunn. My family and I live in Sand Hill, Mississippi where we own

          M        and operate a 40 acre farm with two layer houses. I am married to Danice Dunn, my
                   wife of 20 years. We have three sons: Devan, Dylan and Drake. Devan attends Jones
          Junior College and the twins, Dylan and Drake, attend Clara Elementary. My family loves
          farming life and the great outdoors. We love to hunt and fish as well as many other outdoor
          activities. We began operating layer houses for Sanderson Farms, Inc. in 2007. We have met a
          lot of good people along the way and learned a lot. I owe a special thanks to my first service
          man who taught me everything I know about chickens and running a layer house. If it had
          not been for his patience and guidance throughout the initial learning process, I could not
          have made it.




                                        Left to right front row: Dylan and Drake Dunn
                  Left to right back row: Danice Dunn, Darren Dunn and Alex Anderson, Advanced Trainee




                                    Merry Christmas
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                                                   Our Community


    A
           reception to honor the Lt. Governor of the State of
           Mississippi was held at the Sanderson Farms
           Corporate Office in Laurel, Mississippi.
    Employees and the community joined together to welcome
    Lt. Governor Phil Bryant to Laurel and to Sanderson Farms.




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     GROWERS       HAZLEHURST


                    Peter McKinley
                    – Ashley Fontenot and Jeff Rodriguze


               eter McKinley has been a broiler grower for Sanderson Farms since 1984. For these 26

         P     years, Mr. McKinley has enjoyed a successful relationship with Sanderson Farms, but his
               dealing with them didn’t start there.
          Mr. McKinley originally worked for Sanderson Farms as a Broiler Service Tech. from 1979
          till1983. “Sanderson Farms taught me everything I know about chickens,” said Mr. McKinley.
          Since starting his career as a grower Mr. McKinley has retrofitted his houses three times, this
          last time seeming to bring him success. He has upgraded from class C houses to class A
          houses. “It has its ups and downs, but I enjoy doing the best job I can and it seemed to pay
          off.” Mr. McKinley says this last retrofit will hopefully see him to retirement. When asked
          what part of the retrofit he thinks will benefit him the most, Mr. McKinley replied “The wind
          speed and the Rotem Controllers.”
          In his spare time, which according to Mr. McKinley, there isn’t much of, he enjoys working
          with his brother in his cattle and crop operation. However, he said he was taught by his
          father that to do a good job you must focus all your attention on your job. And with Mr.
          McKinley this is true, he can always be found at the farm.
          With the help of his wife Martha, sons Peter and Hunter and daughter Elizabeth he has seen
          and will hopefully see many more successful year.




                                                   Peter McKinley



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                                                                                           LAUREL                   GROWERS


                                                             Radar Hill Farm
                                                                                   – Channing Parker



                ohnny and Pam Everett bought a two year old four house broiler farm in August 2009 and

           J    named it the Radar Hill Farm. The farm is located about four miles south of Ellisville on
                Highway 29. Johnny and Pam have been growing broilers for Sanderson Farms since
           May 1990 but it all really started back in 1965. Johnny's father, Thomas Everett, built one
           broiler house for Sanderson Farms in 1965 and soon added a second house. Johnny helped
           his father in the daily chores at the chicken house. Johnny's father was constantly teaching
           Johnny everything he knew about broilers. In May 1990, Johnny's father retired and Johnny
           began running the farm. Johnny added houses, one or two at a time, until he had a six house
           operation. His health caused him to retire and Pam took over the day to day operations of the
           farm at the end of 2004. In 2009, the Radar Hill Farm became available and they decided to
           buy that farm and allow their youngest son, J. T., to take over the "old home place". J. T. is
           the third generation to raise broilers for Sanderson Farms on the original Thomas Everett
           farm. The Everett's have always enjoyed raising broilers for Sanderson Farms and they
           consider it a very challenging and rewarding occupation.
           Johnny and Pam have two children, Jimmy Hill and J. T. Everett, and two precious
           grandchildren, Noah Hill (8) and Kaiden Hill (5).




                 Left to right: Johnny Everett, Pam Everett, J.T. Everett and Channing Parker, Broiler Supervisor




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     Dreaming of a White Christmas




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                 Dreaming of a White Christmas




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           Retirements


                                                Lewis “Pete” McGee
                                                Foods Division
                                                Foods Division would like to congratulate Lewis “Pete” McGee on his
                                                retirement. In July 1989, Pete started in the Corndog Department as a line
                                                operator and later transferred to the Entrée Department. In June 2008, he
                                                accepted the position of groundskeeper. We would like to thank Pete for
                                                over 20 years of hard work and dedication.
                                                Mr. Pete plans to spend a lot of time hunting, fishing and spending time with
                                                his father and grandchildren.




                                                Delia Villegas
                                                Hammond Processing
                                                Mrs. Delia Villegas has decided to retire after giving Sanderson Farms 16
                                                years of service in the Evisceration II Department at Hammond Processing.
                                                Mrs. Delia’s future plans are to enjoy tending to her grandchildren and do a
                                                lot of relaxing. Mrs. Delia is loved by many of her coworkers and friends. The
                                                Sanderson Farms family will miss you, but we are so very happy for you to be
                                                enjoying your life doing what you want to do. Thank you for the years you’ve
                                                served with the company.


     Pictured from left to right are Patricia
     Hatten, Evisceration II Supervisor, and
     Delia Villegas, past Evisceration II
     employee.




                                                Emma Varnado
                                                McComb Processing
                                                McComb Processing recently celebrated the retirement of Emma Varnado. Four
                                                of Mrs. Varnado’s children attended the celebration. Mrs. Varnado worked as a
                                                pre-price employee for ten years. Her job performance and attendance
                                                remained “excellent” for the duration of her employment. Happy Retirement,
                                                Mrs. Emma!!!




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                                                                                       Retirements
                                                            Mattie Armstead, 31 years
                                                                    Laurel Processing
          Mattie worked for Sanderson Farms for 31 years. She worked in several departments and
        currently is assigned to housekeeping. Mattie stated that she never thought she would have
                                  worked anywhere for 31 years, which is half of her time on earth.

   During the time Mattie has worked in the area of housekeeping it is easy to identify where she is
       because she is often heard singing spirituals as she works. The one entitled “Walking In The
   Light” she says is her favorite one. Mattie states that she loves to sing and singing makes the day
          go by faster and the work doesn’t seem as hard. Mattie wants everybody to know that she
   enjoys fishing and spending time with family and friends. Mattie states that she is not a negative
       person and that she loves everybody. Mattie also states that she loves working in her church
         and will have more time to do things in the church now that she will not be working. Mattie
   plans to also enjoy spending time with her nieces and nephews, working in her garden and just
   sitting around with other Sanderson retirees talking about the good old times. Mattie said she is      Mattie and her husband, James
           really excited about spending most of her time relaxing and spending more time with her
                                                                                       husband James.


                                                            Marcella Leggett, 31 years
                                                                    Laurel Processing
         Marcella Leggett, known as “MAMA” by her fellow employees, is originally from Quitman,
       Mississippi. She currently resides in Heidelberg, Mississippi and is the proud mother of four
        children: Nikki, Krystal, George and Terri. Marcella states that she really retired so that she
        could spend more time with her five grandchildren: Able, Beatrice, Cathy, David and Edric.

   As I looked over Marcella’s personnel file I was not surprised to see that in the 31 years that she
     was employed, she only missed 18 days of work. Marcella had a good work record. She came
     to work on a regular basis and performed her duties in an efficient manner. Marcella received
        no forms of discipline during her 31 years and maintained a good working relationship with
   everyone she came in contact with. Some of the younger employees often relied on her for that
    motherly advice, which she was more than happy to give. Marcella states that her Faith in God
    has kept her on the right path in life and she thanks Him everyday for allowing her to share the
               blessing she has received with others. Marcella states that she plans to spend her well
     deserved time resting. She stated that she has been programmed to get up early every day for
   the last 31 years and it was going to only take her a few days to realize that she could sleep until
      noon if she wanted to, and she does. Marcella stated that she would probably miss everyone          Marcella Leggett with Division
        for a little while but she would get over it soon afterwards. She stated that she truly enjoyed   Manager Allen “Bubba” Nnnally
                                              working for such a good company for such a long time.




         Johnnie Aricer, 16 years
         Laurel Processing
         Johnnie began his career at Sanderson Farms in the Maintenance Department. As Master Skilled Level III in Maintenance, Johnnie
         holds a license in the areas of electrical and refrigeration and was often called upon to do the electrical and refrigeration duties in
         the maintenance department. Johnnie earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Math from the University of Southern Mississippi
         and is a proud Veteran of the Vietnam era where he served as gunner from 1961 through 1971. Johnnie received an honorable
         discharge from the military in 1971.

         Johnnie resides in Laurel, Mississippi. He is the father of three children: John, Deena and Corey. Johnnie will be missed by those
         of us who had the opportunity to greet him because he always had a word or two to share with anyone who wanted to listen.
         Johnnie always had good things to say about his coworkers and states that he enjoyed working here.

         Johnnie wanted to leave this message to the people who helped him during his career at Sanderson Farms: “Johnnie’s gone
         fishing.”




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         Our Company

     Wellness Initiative
     Sanderson Farms has implemented a Wellness Initiative designed to increase awareness
     of four key health factors. The four key factors are: blood pressure, blood sugar,
     cholesterol, and body mass index. Employees will receive a discount on the 2011 Health
     Insurance premium if they scored four or lower on their Wellness Screening, or elect to
     attend Wellness Classes over the course of 2011.
     Having any health factor with score results outside of the normal range places a person at
     an increased risk of developing serious health conditions like diabetes or high blood
     pressure, and increases the risk of having a stroke or a heart attack.
     Beginning in January, Sanderson Farms will offer a one-hour class on Healthy Lifestyle
     Choices for English-speaking employees and a one-hour class for our Spanish-speaking
     employees. Classes will be held in January, March, May, July, September and November.
     Each monthly session will cover topics that will inform employees on healthy lifestyle
     choices such as how to reduce cholesterol, blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and
     weight through proper diet, exercise and healthy eating habits.
     Monthly topics for 2011 are:
     •     Introduction to Healthy Lifestyle Choices
     •     Proper Diet and Nutrition and Healthy Exercise Programs
     •     Lowering Body Mass Index
     •     Understanding your Cholesterol
     •     Understanding Blood Pressure
     •     Understanding Blood Sugar Levels
     All employees are welcome to attend the classes; however, if the employee scored five
     points or higher on the Wellness Screening, the employee must attend the classes to
     receive the Health Insurance premium discount. The date, time and place will be
     posted at your location. If you have any questions, please see the Field
     Employee Relations Manager.




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                                                                 Our Company




                                                                            Congratulations to Carla Terrell,
           Laura Blackwell, Corporate Flight Scheduler,                     Personnel Supervisor II, Hammond
           Corporate Office, and Mike Burns were married on                 Processing, and Christopher Hogan who
           Saturday, September 4, 2010 at a beautiful log                   were recently engaged. Our best wishes
           cabin in Beaumont, Mississippi. After their                      for this couple.
           honeymoon trip to Colorado, the couple are
           residing in Laurel, Mississippi with their four
           children: Ryan Blackwell, 18; Madisyn Blackwell,
           10; Darren Burns, 17; and Shelby Burns, 10.




                                              Willie L. Kinchen, a Guardsmark Security Officer at Sanderson Farms,
                                              Hammond Processing, for 10 years was recently honored by Louisiana
                                              Governor Bobby Jindal with the Louisiana Veterans Honor Medal. Willie
                                              served with the United States Army Occupation Troops in Germany and
                                              France from 1945 – 1947 where he witnessed first hand the horrors of the
                                              concentration camps and WWII devastation in Europe.




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                        Our Children




                                           Sweet Pea Smith, five months old, is the daughter of
     Kayson Magee recently celebrated      proud parents Timothy Butler, 1st Shift Shipping, and
     his third birthday. Pictured with     Latoya Butler, 1st Shift Quailty Control, McComb         Caleb Cox enjoys participating
     him is one of his birthday            Processing. Proud grandmother is Valerie Varnado,        on the Flowood YMCA soccer
     presents, “Max”. Kayson is the        1st Shift Housekeeping, and proud Godmother is BJ        team. He is the grandson of
     son of Karen Givens, Sales            Nobles, 1st Shift Nurse, McComb Processing. “She is an   Suzan Crizler, Foods Division
     Department, McComb Processing.        angel and we are blessed to have her in our lives.”      Nurse.




     Benita Landford, 1st Shift Cookline
     Production, Foods Division, is the
     proud grandmother of Emily Brooke
     Langford, two weeks old. Benita is           Steven Scales, 2nd Shift
     looking forward to the holiday with                                                     Dawson Boyd, 4 years old, attends
                                                  Maintenance Mechanic, Foods
     Emily so she can show her lots of                                                       Bowling Green Academy. He is the
                                                  Division, is the proud father of
     love.                                                                                   son of Yates Boyd, 1st Shift
                                                  17-year-old Hailey Spears. She is
                                                                                             Maintenance Mechanic, McComb
                                                  currently attending Co-Lin Junior
                                                                                             Processing.
                                                  College majoring in Cosmetology.
                                                  Her plans are to further her
                                                  education at the University of
                                                  Mississippi.




                                                                            Merry
           Trinity Hill, 19-month-old
           granddaughter of Judy Hill,
           1st Shift Specialty, McComb
           Processing.
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                                                            Our Children




    Zoey Beth Renee was born on July 11,
    2010. She is the daughter of Joseph
    Hinkley, Feed Mill Truck Driver, Adel
    Production.

                                                    Anthony Nathaniel Stiles, son of
                                                    Crosby Stiles, Specialty II, Laurel
                                                    Processing, and Marvalon Loftin         Dalon Hill, 8-year-old grandson of
                                                    Stiles, Debone II, Laurel Processing,   Judy Hill, 1st Shift Specialty,
                                                    was born on March 30, 2010.             McComb Processing.




                                                                                                   Hayes Hinson, left,
                                                                                                   3 years old, and Ethan
                                                                                                   Hinson, 1 year old, are
                                                                                                   the handsome sons of
                                                                                                   David and Ava Hinson.
                                                                                                   David is a Master Skill
                                                                                                   Maintenance Worker who
     Jacqueline Taylor, 1st Shift Housekeeping, McComb                                             has been employed at
     Processing, pictured with her grandchildren, Jessica                                          McComb Processing for
     Wells, Jalen Wells and Ja Lajah Wells.                                                        five years.




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                          Child Care
       The Child Care Center celebrated their Community for Fun Day. Many community leaders and
       business owners attended the festivities. The children studied different aspects of community
       life, including religions, businesses, sports, medical facilities, fire departments, and community
       leadership. The Child Care Center would like to thank everyone who participated!




                                                          Ms. Patricia Pope, from Pope’s Tobacco World,        Karen Owens, Head Start Teacher, is
                                                          is shown helping India Jefferies, daughter of        shown with Collins Mayor V. O.
      Mt. Olive Mayor, Mr. Bob McNair, with               Rokeisha Jefferies, Debone, Collins Processing,      Smith, who donated school supplies
      Monterrion Lee, son of Tammy Keys, Debone,          make crafts. Ms. Pat is being assisted by Marta      to the school-age children at the
      Collins Processing, and Sequio Posey, son of        Galvan and Sharon Hammond, Caregivers. All           center. Thank you, Mr. V. O. Smith!
      Alisha Tanner, Debone, Collins Processing.          of the children enjoyed the crafts donated by
                                                          Mr. and Mrs. Pope.




                                                                                                             Every School-age child received a bag of
                                                                                                             school supplies from Owens Construction,
                                                                                                             Leroy and Karen Owens. From left to
                                                                                                             right are Taja Keys, daughter of Janice
                                                           Freddie McNair, McNair Farms, and wife            McGowan, Front-line, Collins Processing;
      Eric Herrion, son of Shawonne Herrion,                                                                 Donquerious Feazell, son of Jackaline
      Debone, Collins Processing, and Tykevion             Barbara, High School Girls Basketball Coach,
                                                           are shown with Kaley Dennis, granddaughter        Crosby, Debone, Collins Processing;
      Herrion, son of Tiffany Herrion, Debone,                                                               Diamond Herrion, daughter of
      Collins Processing, is shown visiting with DHS       of Karen Owens. Freddie and Barbara spoke
                                                           to the children about getting a good education    Chavonne Herrion, Debone, Collins
      Staff Rozie Luckett and Aletha Owens.                                                                  Processing; and Chiquita Johnson,
                                                           and finishing school. Barbara spoke to the
                                                           children about sports and working as a team.      daughter of Diane Johnson, Debone,
                                                                                                             Collins Processing. Thanks to Leroy and
                                                                                                             Karen for the supplies.




                                                         Javon Page, son of Margo Page, Debone,
     Susie Pickering from Grand Paradise Water Park      Collins Processing, is shown trying out his   Donovan McCann, son of Jervonda Johnson,
     brought leis to all of the children. She is shown   skills milking the cow furnished by the       Debone, Collins Processing, receives a free
     presenting a lei to Edrion Kersh, son of Elbany     Covington County Extension Service. The       Frisbee donated by Iris Raysun from Covington
     Kersh, Debone I, Collins Processing.                children seemed to be able to get more milk   County Hospital. Ms. Iris is the National
                                                         than the staff. Practice makes perfect.       Publisher of “In Touch Magazine”.
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                                                                                        Child Care



     Melanie Blackwell, RN from Covington County Hospital (left), talked to
     Second Shift School-age children about making nursing a career choice. Left
     to right, back row: Nikita McGill, School-age Teacher, with son Ja Owens;
                                                                                           Fire Chief John Pope brought the fire engine for the
     Sydney Duckworth, granddaughter of Jeanette McDonald, Pre-school
                                                                                           children to tour and gave each child a fire hat. The
     Caregiver; Jodavian Barnes, son of Anitra Barnes, Debone, Collins Processing;
                                                                                           children were excited to pretend to be firemen and
     Tatiyana Randolph, daughter of Jennifer Payton, Debone, Collins Processing;
                                                                                           women.
     Ranesha Magee, daughter of Falesha Magee, Debone, Collins Processing; front
     row: Lazarian Hayes, daughter of Damika Hayes, Debone, Collins Processing;
     Tybriel Randolph, son of Jennifer Payton, Debone, Collins Processing; Lachansity
     Hayes, daughter of Damika Hayes, Debone, Collins Processing; Kendarium
     Magee, son of Falesha Magee, Debone, Collins Processing; Jadavian McGill,
     son of Candance Doby, Debone, Collins Processing; and Lazavian Hayes, son
     of Damika Hayes, Debone, Collins Processing.




                                                                                            Mrs. Jerry Coleman, EMT from Covington County
                                                 Brenda Quick with her granddaughters,      Hospital, brought the ambulance for Second Shift
                                                 Hannah and Haley Quick, who                Toddler II, Pre-school and School-age children to
                                                 performed with Theda’s School of           tour. Pictured with the children are Tammy Ford,
                                                 Dance and Gymnastics. Good job,            Pre-school Teacher, and Jennifer Feazell, Toddler II
      Breanna Barnes, daughter of Tracey                                                    Caregiver.
                                                 girls!
      Duckworth, Debone, Collins
      Processing, enjoyed the music
      provided by Tre Polk, son of Cheryl
      Sullivan, Pre-School Teacher. The
      children’s favorite song that Tre
      played was “Jesus Loves Me”.




                                                       The LA Dancers and LCA Riptides               The Collins High School cheerleaders and
                                                       represented Laura’s Dance and                 their sponsor, Ms. Annie Jackson, enjoyed
  Dancers Deja Clark of Laura’s Dance,                 Tumble Center. Performers are, left to        cheering for the children. All the children
  Tumble and Cheer, niece of Sharon                    right: Cai Pitts, Michael Shelby,             want to be cheerleaders after watching their
  McIntyre, Toddler II Caregiver; and Haley            Marshall Johnson, Hana Pitts, Andrea          performance. Left to right are Ms. Annie
  Fortenberry of Theda’s Dance Center,                 Bonds, and front, Natalie Bonds. The          Jackson, Sponsor; Racheal Johnson; Olivia
  granddaughter of James Fortenberry,                  Bonds, Pitts and Johnson children are         Brown; Tristan Hall; Justin Sullivan; and
  Collins Processing, performed at the                 the grandchildren of Child Care               front center, Tessia Flowers.
  Center. The girls are 4 years old and attend         Manager, Glenda Bonds.
  Head Start at the Child Care Center.
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Sanderson Farms, Inc.                                                                                       PRESORTED
P.O. Box 988                                                                                                FIRST CLASS
                                                                                                            U.S. Postage
Laurel, MS 39441                                                                                                PAID
                                                                                                             Permit #20
                                                                                                           Hattiesburg, MS
                                                                                                                39402




                                  A Different Christmas Poem
     The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,               No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
    I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.           I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.
        My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,                My Gramps died at Pearl on a day in December,”
          My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.          Then he sighed, “That's a Christmas Gram always remembers.”
         Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,              My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ‘Nam,’
        Transforming the yard to a winter delight.
                                                                     And now it is my turn and so, here I am.
         The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
      Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.                 I've not seen my own son in more than a while,
      My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,           But my wife sends me pictures, he’s sure got her smile.
       Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.             Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
       In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,                The red, white, and blue... an American flag.
       So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.               “I can live through the cold and the being alone,
                                                                  Away from my family, my house and my home.
      The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
       But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.
                                                              I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
         Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know,
                                                                     I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.
   Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.
                                                                     I can carry the weight of killing another,
       My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
                                                                  Or lay down my life with my sister and brother
     And I crept to the door just to see who was near.
                                                                   Who stand at the front against any and all,
    Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,          To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall.”
       A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.
        A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,              “So go back inside,” he said, “harbor no fright,
       Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.                  Your family is waiting and I'll be all right.”
        Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,              “But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
    Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.
                                                                Give you money,” I asked, “or prepare you a feast?
       “What are you doing?” I asked without fear,                It seems all too little for all that you've done,
      “Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!               For being away from your wife and your son.”
  Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
    You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!”               Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
        For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,                   “Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
    Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts.          To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone,
                                                                  To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
    To the window that danced with a warm fire's light.
                                                                For when we come home, either standing or dead,
      Then he sighed and he said “It’s really all right,
                                                                  To know you remember we fought and we bled.
        I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night.
                                                                 Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
       It's my duty to stand at the front of the line,
       That separates you from the darkest of times.             That we mattered to you as you mattered to us.”

                                                                             – Michael Marks, Author, Poet and Songwriter

				
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