Marshall is a passionate agricultural leader with three decades of experience in the industry. Spending much of his younger years row crop farming and working at a veterinarian clinic. After receiving an Animal Science degree from MTSU in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, he advanced his scope in the agriculture industry by going to work for Tyson Foods in Shelbyville, Tennessee.
In recent years Marshall managed all live operational aspects within the Tyson Foods Shelbyville complex. Guiding the intricate organization to reach optimal performance while prioritizing safety as a top concern – an inspiring feat! He oversaw all planning to meet the customers’ needs by providing the quality and quantity of protein needed to meet the demand for the processing plant. Within that scope, he managed the fleet of trucks to haul feed to the farms and worked with contract vendors to provide the necessary labor and mechanics to fulfill the plants’ needs. Marshall not only worked closely with contract growers to meet these demands but also helped the farm perform at peak levels. Above all, Marshall’s dedication to building valuable relationships with farmers is what he sees as the most crucial part of his work—providing farmers value through broadening their scope and influencing their bottom line. Being able to make a positive impact on family farms is what continues to drive the success behind Marshall’s work.