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Tyson Advances Beef Supply Chain Sustainability

Cargill, McDonald’s, Tyson Foods and Walmart are among the founding members of the US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, launched yesterday.

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5 million Tyson gift lifts new Agriculture Research Center

The Tyson Family and Tyson Foods, Inc. have made a substantial gift toward creating a first-of-its-kind agricultural research center in Arkansas – one of the most consequential gifts to advance water quality and sustainability research in the state’s history.  

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Tyson Supports UA Office of Diversity Affairs

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Tyson Foods Inc. has awarded a $120,000 grant to the Office of Diversity Affairs at the University of Arkansas to create the Tyson Inclusive Excellence Scholarships and the Tyson Academic Enrichment Program. The grant will be used to retain and ultimately graduate underrepresented juniors and seniors majoring in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business technology, food science or agricultural fields at the university.

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Donnie Smith Meatingplace

Well Suited: Donnie Smith and Tyson Foods are Poised for the Next Big Thing

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Bacon Gets Breakfast Competition From Tyson Chicken

Tyson Foods, the biggest U.S. chicken supplier, last year spent $8.4 billion to buy The Hillshire Brands Company and its Jimmy Dean® sausage brand. Now, Springdale, Arkansas-based Tyson Foods is pushing breakfast staples that include chicken sausage links with bits of apple and maple-flavored chicken patties.

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Tyson Foods Donates 55000 meals

Sara Lilygren, executive vice president of corporate affairs for Tyson Foods, joins NBC's TODAY to announce the company’s donation to the show's annual Toy Drive.


Tyson Part of McDonald's Transparency Campaign

Tyson Foods is part of McDonald’s new Our Food. Your Questions. transparency campaign.  Launched in October, the campaign uses social media to answer consumer questions about the food offered at McDonald’s restaurants.

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Tyson Foods Donation to U of A Helps Fight Hunger in NWA

Tyson Foods, Inc. recently donated $225,000 to the Center for Community Engagement and the Volunteer Action Center at the University of Arkansas.

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Donnie Smith FFA speech

Tyson Foods' CEO delivers keynote address at the FFA National Convention and encourages FFA members to tell their agriculture story.

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Wilkesboro Award

Wilkesboro, N.C., plant wins Clean Water Award from the U.S. Egg and Poultry Association.

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Pork Cup

Tyson Fresh Meats conducted its first annual Pork Cup soccer tournament at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex.

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Jimmy Dean from Breakfast to Dinner

The New York Times highlights new Jimmy Dean® Brand lunch and dinner items. 

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Tyson Foods funds $1 million endowment

Tyson Foods established a $1 million endowment through the USPOULTRY Foundation to support the organization's Ensuring the Future campaign.

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Tyson Foods Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

Refrigerated and Frozen Foods Magazine honors Tyson Foods for its continuous sustainability efforts and achievements.

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WWII Veterans take final Honor Flight

Arkansas veterans were ready to board the final Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Saturday morning. A trip many had waited for their entire lives.

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Tyson Foods Assists in Tornado Recovery

Tyson Foods Assists with Food, Tornado Recovery in 5 States

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Tyson Foods CEO Donnie Smith on recycling

Donnie Smith appears at the Wall Street Journal ECO:nomics conference to talk about Tyson Foods' recycling efforts.

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The Fixer: Tyson Foods CEO Donnie Smith

Talk Business Arkansas profiles Donnie Smith, CEO, Tyson Foods

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Cornish Hen plant receives award

Arkansas Department of Labor recognizes plant.

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John Tyson marks 20 years with Watershed

John Tyson celebrates 20 years with Little Rock's Watershed Project.

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National & Investor Media, Tyson Fresh Meats (Beef, Pork)

Gary MickelsonGary Mickelson

Senior Director-Public Relations




Business & Regional Media, Prepared Foods and International

Dan FoglemanDan Fogleman

Senior Manager-Public Relations




Business, Plant Community & Trade Media, Poultry

Worth SparkmanWorth Sparkman

Manager-Public Relations




Corporate Giving & Disaster Relief Media, Public Speaking

Krista CuppKrista Cupp

Manager-Public Speaking and Event Planning