"Back in 1996, my father was producing turkeys. And at that time, the processor that he was selling to decided to close up shop.
What that meant was that he and 40 other Iowa turkey producers in the state of Iowa were not going to have a home for the turkeys they were raising.
So what they decided to do was buy the turkey processor from the company that was selling out and band together and control their own destiny into the future.
That not only created value for their generation, but for multiple generations after them, including my own, as I decided to come back and raise turkeys as well, as the second generation here on our farm.
I took that idea of what those turkey producers did back in 1996 and thought about how I can apply this across the whole meat industry.
And that's when I founded ChopLocal."