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About Dutchland Farms, LLC

Dutchland Farms, LLC, a Member of the Wenger Group, offers nest run eggs, wholesale egg marketing, pullet growing, and flock service. We’re centrally located to serve the Mid-Atlantic region.

History

The name “Dutchland Farms” was first applied to the company’s egg division in 1962. At that time, the company packaged eggs under the label. It was originally conceived by Executive Chairman of the Board, F. Barry Shaw, to reference the rich culture of Lancaster County’s “Dutch Country.”

If you’re interested in joining our team, you can find openings at The Wenger Group’s web site.

The name “Dutchland Farms” was first applied to the company’s egg division in 1962. At that time, the company packaged eggs under the label.

Our Team

Zac Webb
Director of Operations

Zac is ultimately responsible for the day-to-day operations of all aspects of the Dutchland Farms business, including egg marketing, layer production, pullet growing, compliance, and warehouse/transportation. More broadly, Zac is responsible for creating and executing upon the strategic agenda of the business ensuring optimal performance. Zac is a graduate of Kutztown University with 5+ years of experience in accounting/finance before joining The Wenger Group in 2016.

Jennifer Guidash
Compliance & Quality Supervisor

Jennifer brings 5+ years of Flock Service and Production Management field experience into the office to ensure that flocks meet their various Welfare and Quality program standards and satisfy their egg marketing/labeling requirements. She is an advocate for animal welfare, technology, and farm biosecurity in her role. She oversees all aspects of obtaining and maintaining certificates for flock production including mapping, paperwork, and audits. A graduate of the University of Delaware, Jennifer holds a B.S. in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Biosciences.

Tim Forry
Flock Service Technician

With more than 40 years of experience, Tim brings decades of poultry expertise to Dutchland Farms. Tim specializes in layers.

Anthony Curtiss
Flock Service Technician

Service Technician Anthony Curtiss services all types of flocks for Dutchland Farms. Anthony has a background in feed manufacturing and as a veterinary technician.

Jeremy Becker
Egg Marketing Services Manager

Jeremy handles the sales and marketing of Dutchland’s nest run eggs from contracted and open market flocks. He manages current customer and vendor programs as well as find new customers to grow the Dutchland busiess. Jeremy is responsible for the development of customer quotes, contracts and any related agreements, as well as, market analysis and enhancement of customer and market profitability. Jeremy is a graduate of Kutztown University and has worked in the sales and marketing field for several years.

Michael Boyer
Flock Service Technician

Being raised on a dairy farm in York County Michael had a love for agriculture from an early age. He is a Penn State graduate with a degree in Ag Business. For the past 19 years he has worked in the poultry industry as a service tech for a commercial turkey processor.

Lindsey Bright
Flock Service Technician

Lindsey is originally from Bucks County, Pa now working as a Flock Service Technician for Dutchland Farms. Lindsey is a recent Penn State Graduate in Animal Sciences along with holding a minor in Poultry and Avian Sciences. Growing up she has worked in hatchery production at a local hatchery and was highly involved in her 4-H county program.

Kortney Keller
Flock Service Technician

Kortney has always had an interest in animals and agriculture from a young age. She has background working as a veterinary technician and as a swine technician in several sow barns. Kortney graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Integrated Studies with a focus in Zoology.

Ethan Metzler
Production Supervisor

Ethan is responsible for all aspects related to layer production, pullet growing, and flock service. His duties include supervision of the flock services technician team, flock scheduling, producer and grower contracts, producer and grower communications, relationship management, business analysis and efficacy, and other general tasks. Ethan graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Agribusiness Management, a minor in Poultry and Avian Science, and comes with 10+ years of experience operating a 120,000 embryo production layer facility.

Michelle Madara
Flock Service Technician

Michelle Madara is a Certified Veterinary Technician with 26 years of experience working in veterinary medicine. She has an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology from Johnson Technical Institute. When not working with flocks, she spends time with her husband, three children, and a  menagerie of domestic animals.

 

Deb Craig
Administrative Assistant

With 29 years experience at the company, Deb works with contract producer and grower farm agreements, pullet growing agreements, flock scheduling, and performs various administrative duties for the Flock Service Technicians. If you call in to the department, chances are Deb will help you with your inquiry.

“From the day the chicks arrive at the pullet barn until the birds retire as old fowl in the layer barn, the health, growth and production are closely monitored to ensure that maximum genetic potential is achieved. Regular health checks as well as uniform body weights are compiled to match breeder targets and standards. House environment—temperature, lights, feed and water—are closely observed and recorded to make sure entire flocks are healthy and comfortable. With these requirements being achieved, the proper rations can then be matched to their growth in the rearing stages through to the demands of the production stages of the full grown, mature layer.”

To learn more about Dutchland Farms’ Products and Services, contact us.