Throne named to Arkansas Livestock & Poultry Commission

Simmons Foods’ senior director of veterinary services was appointed to state commission by Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Dr. Sara Throne
Dr. Sara Throne
Courtesy Simmons Foods

Dr. Sara Throne, Simmons Foods’ senior director of veterinary services, was appointed to the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission.

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, made the appointment, reflecting trust in Throne's expertise and contributions to the livestock and poultry industries.

“At Simmons, we are committed to providing high-quality poultry products and advancing responsible practices in the poultry industry. Dr. Throne plays a pivotal role in upholding this commitment. She leads our innovative ROAD (Research. Observation. Analysis. Discovery) Center, a cutting-edge facility focused on improving nutrition, equipment, technology, education, and training in poultry production,” Simmons Foods stated in a press release.

The Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission was created by Act 87 of 1963. The commission has full authority for the control, suppression, and eradication of livestock and poultry diseases and pests, and supervision of livestock and poultry sanitary work in this State. It has the duty for the development of the livestock and poultry industries in the State and for administering the provisions of laws and regulations pertaining to livestock and poultry. The commission is authorized to enter into cooperative agreements with several federal agencies in matters relating to livestock and poultry disease control programs.

Throne’s position with the commission is a new one. Her appointment will expire on January 14, 2028.

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