James Brunk - Brunk's Birds near Salisbury, Maryland is operated by James Brunk. James has been growing broilers for the past 10 years, about 3 1/2 years with Tyson Foods. Prior to growing broilers, James was a breeder grower with Tyson. James' dad grew chickens and he always enjoyed working with the birds and the lifestyle farming allowed. He began his operation with four chicken houses and now operates seven houses and produces about 196,000 birds per flock. Brunk's Birds is a family business with James' wife, daughter, brother, and sister each helping out part time. A family friend also is available to assist in busiest times. In addition to the chickens, James builds, delivers, and sets up feed bins for the Kingston Construction Company. James and wife Sandra are active in the Salisbury Mennonite Church where they serve as youth sponsors. The Brunks have one daughter, 10-year old Katelyn. Like most of his fellow award recipients, James feels that "attention to details" is the key to his success.
The Brunk's Birds farm near Salisbury, Maryland, growing birds for Tyson Foods, was named an outstanding chicken grower at the April 20 Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. Booster Banquet. Shown are James and Sandra Brunk and daughter Katelyn. They were among 12 farm families honored at the banquet.