Jim Perdue, Chairman of Perdue Farms, has been elected to the Meat Industry Hall of Fame.

“Once again, the Board of Trustees and living Members of the Hall have done well to sort through a crowded field of well-qualified nominations,” said Andy Hanacek, director of the Meat Industry Hall of Fame. “The Hall welcomes a class representing a wide variety of disciplines and divisions of the meat and poultry industry. All inductees have a staunch record of innovation and advancement behind them. As the third-generation leader of Perdue Farms, Jim continues to carry on the legacy of quality and consumer trust from his grandfather and father, and exemplifies true leadership in our industry.”

“It’s an honor to receive this recognition for our company, especially in our milestone 100th year and alongside such impressive members of our industry,” said Jim Perdue. “Reaching our first century of business would not have been possible without the dedication and passion of our associates, farmers, customers, business partners, loyal customers, and many more. We look forward to entering our next hundred years in business with an unwavering commitment to our values of quality, integrity, teamwork, and stewardship.”

Perdue will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in a virtual ceremony in January 2021. Jim’s father, Frank Perdue, was elected into the Hall of Fame’s inaugural class of 2009.