Cooper Farms co-founder dies

Cooper Farms co-founder dies Known as the matriarch and co-founder of Cooper Farms, Virginia June Cooper passed away recently at home surrounded by her family. Cooper Farms was founded by Virginia and her husband Virgil in 1938. Virginia worked on the turkey farm and in the hatche

Cooper Farms was founded by Virginia and her husband Virgil in 1938. Virginia worked on the turkey farm and in the hatchery during the early years of the company. She married Virgil Homer Cooper on April 21, 1939, and in 1941, they moved to a house north of Oakwood, Ohio, where she lived until her death. Virgil died Sept. 28, 1984.

What Virgil and Virginia started by raising a few hundred turkeys at a time has grown into a diversified, fully integrated producer of animal products. On the live production side of the business, Cooper Farms produces swine, table eggs, turkey poults and market turkeys. The company also operates a turkey processing and a further processing plant.

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