Wayne Farms, a vertically integrated U.S. poultry producer, recently recognized R&J Spears Farm as "Environmental Farm of the Year."

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The R & J Spears Farm, owned by Robin and James Spears, has been producing birds for Wayne Farms since March 29, 2011. They operate a four-house broiler farm with 118,800 square feet. The R & J Spears Farm includes a commercial hay business and a pine plantation, in cooperation with the local Natural Resources Conservation Service.