Live Oak Bank has joined the National Chicken Council as an allied leader member company.  Live Oak Bank, based in Wilmington, North Carolina, was founded in 2008 with a goal to provide business loans to independent businesspeople in niche industries, including lending to poutlry growers nationwide. Today, Live Oak is one of the largest originators of small business loans and has one of the strongest loan portfolios in the country as well as having extensive experience lending to selected niche small businesses as a preferred Small Business Association (SBA) lender.

Jody Murphey, general manager, and senior loan officer, will serve as the official representative to NCC.  For more information about the bank, visit