Perdue Farms will be one of seven companies from around the world featured on the premiere of a new Discovery Channel program about environmental leaders.
The 90-year-old U.S. poultry firm appears in the opening episode of "The Green Room," which debuts on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 a.m. The program highlights innovative ways the private sector is meeting environmental challenges, from saving energy at the Empire State Building to reusing nuclear fuel in France. The show features Perdue's first-in-the-nation poultry litter processing plant, along with its unique agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help farmers keep waterways clean. The segment includes interviews with Jim Perdue, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Perdue Incorporated, and Terri Wolf-King, an independent poultry producer who raises chickens for Perdue on her family farm in Hurlock, Md.
"We are delighted that Perdue's longstanding commitment to good stewardship, dating from the company's beginnings in 1920, got such recognition," said Jim Perdue. "Our associates work hard to be good environmental stewards, both through the company and with our farm family partners who actually grow the poultry. It's great to see their efforts spotlighted."
The Green Room will initially consist of 13 original episodes that will be rebroadcast. Check local listings for further information.