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With a wide variety of events and opportunities, Green Valley has something to offer everyone. Celebrate the fun of the Minnesota State Fair with us each summer. Enjoy a scenic stroll through our many parks or play a round of golf at one of our three courses. Have your picture taken with the World’s Largest Owl and marvel at all the beautiful outdoor murals throughout the town.
Our community offers a thriving economy, superb schools, traditional values, faith and fellowship, helpful services, and many entertainment options. Green Valley is truly the ideal place for new ventures and new growth because every day is abeautiful day.
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Member Spotlight - January 2019
Foster Farms - Farmerville, La
Foster Farms assumed operations of the Farmerville Poultry Plant on Highway 15 in 2009. They are Union Parish’s largest employer. Foster Farms began on an 80-acre farm outside of Modesto, California in 1939 by Max and Verda Foster. Foster Farms is a top US poultry processor; producing fresh, frozen and frozen ready-to-cook poultry products. In addition to the retail market, they supply prepared foods to the foodservice industry, including restaurant and other hospitality operators. Today, it has grown into $2.5 Billion, 12,000 employee company with operations in California, Washington, Colorado, Arkansas, Alabama and Louisiana.
Did you Know?
By the Numbers in Union parish:
- 1,200 employees
- Over 100 employees with office jobs
- 280 birds processed every minute
- 1.2 million birds processed per week
- 120 local chicken farmers supply the chicken
- $64 million annual payroll
The Farmerville plant employs:
- Truck Drivers
- Accounting/Payroll Staff
- Human Resources
- Machine Operators
- Service Technicians/Live Operations
- General Labor
- Quality Control
- Clerical Staff
Their current employee needs:
- Production workers
- Truck Drivers