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Carnes family is the 2021 APEA Poultry Farm Family of the Year

By Caleb Hicks Alabama Poultry & Egg Association Photo: Caleb Hicks/APEA Marshall County, Ala., pullet producers Mike and Regina Carnes were named the Alabama Poultry & Egg Association’s 2021 Poultry Farm Family of the Year. The family has nine houses where they grow pullets for Koch Foods of Gadsden.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Mike Carnes worked for Monsanto five years before, in 1981, he built four breeder houses with his wife, Regina, in the Horton community of Alabama.

“Luckily, the plant shut down, and I was able to start farming full time,” Carnes said. “To look back and think about what all we’ve been through and how we got to where we are now is really something.”

Now full-fledged pullet producers for Koch Foods of Gadsden with nine houses in operation, the Marshall County natives were recently honored at Alabama Poultry and Egg Association’s annual Evening of Fun. . .

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