We talked with team members who have been with us for more than 25 years. We will keep this section updated with more team member spotlights, so check back often to honor them and read their stories.
Pursuing pork perfection starts with producing quality feed for our pigs. No one knows that better than Silvino C., level three feed mill operator. He started working at the farms in 1995, then transferred to the Hugoton feed mill to be closer to home and has been there ever since.
Working at the feed mill has been the “perfect" job with the company he calls “perfect" because Seaboard Foods has helped him support his family and improve his life. Four family members also work at the farms and he encourages them to work hard and they will succeed.
Antonio S., level three animal caretaker, is a goal setter. When he began working at Seaboard Foods in 1995, he first planned to work for five years. Then five turned into 10 years and so on, but it's the job that kept him here for more than a quarter century. He enjoys working hard for his animals, and every day is different. As an animal caretaker first at Farm 3 in Rolla, Kan., then 5, 6, 10 and 16, it's the variety in his job that's gotten him out of bed every morning.
“This is a good job with a good company, and that's why you stay," proclaims Antonio.
His next goal for 2021 is plans to get married.
Working at Seaboard Foods is all about the pigs.
“You must have a heart for animals. I really enjoy working with piglets and sows," said Elizabeth A., utility.
Elizabeth worked in retail before finding her calling at Farm 10 breeding and raising gilts and boars. The position in genetics led her to learn more about her animals. Over the years, that curiosity took her to nine different farms before she called Farm 51 her current work home.
“Seaboard Foods provides good opportunities. We can advance so much. You're not stuck in one place, but you must be motivated to want more. If you're not motivated, you're going to spin your wheels in the mud. You have to push yourself and push others to do good," Elizabeth encourages.
She has passed ambition on to her daughter Geraldine S. who is a farm operations trainer in Guymon, Okla.