Wayne Farms not open yet; but still giving to community

Published 11:27 am Tuesday, April 16, 2024

By Bridgette Dillard

Marketing, communications,

Davie Community Foundation

Wayne Sanderson Farms is making its promise to support the community a reality.

The company added $1,000 to the Davie County Training School – Central Davie Scholarship fund and $3,000 to the Community Scholarship program, both at the Davie Community Foundation.

This money will help provide students with financial awards in the 2024-2025 school year.

Wayne Farms is remodeling for former JP Green site on Depot Street in Mocksville.

“The original mill is being taken down to the ground and rebuilt as a new state-of-the-art feed mill,” said Matthew Wooten, complex manager.

Wooten dropped off a check to the Davie Community Foundation for the scholarship donations. He has been an employee at Wayne Farms for the past 15 years and spoke on the company’s commitment to being a “partner of choice” with local communities, farmers, and customers.

In 2021, Wayne Farms purchased the old J.P. Green Milling Co. which operated for more than a century off E. Depot St.

“Wayne Sanderson Farms has worked diligently to help address the concerns of the local residents and to keep an open line of communication about the process,” Wooten said. He assures the community that the new facility will not pose some of the same issues previously experienced such as the dust pollution.

After beginning with what Wooten claims as a bit of a “rocky start”, he is happy to hear that the community is starting to buzz about the benefits the new plant will offer. The new feed mill will not only revitalize that part of town, but also provide about 20 new job opportunities.

Wayne Sanderson Farms will purchase corn from the farmers of Davie and surrounding areas and will provide better unloading experiences and more stable production for these local farms.

The company has made contributions to the Davie Community Foundation scholarship funds for the past three years. This money aids in providing students with the financial assistance some may desperately need to continue their education.

The Davie Community Foundation Inc. “inspires philanthropy to strengthen Davie County for present and future generations.” The foundation is working to promote a spirit of giving in the community and build a permanent endowment. Earnings benefit Davie organizations and projects.

The foundation accepts gifts in any amount, at any time: for an existing fund, the Community Scholarship Fund, or the Davie Community Impact Fund.

Options for establishment of named funds in honor or memory are available.

To learn more, contact Jane Simpson at (336) 753-6903 or jsimpson@daviefoundation.org or visit www.daviefoundation.org.