PoultryUSA - September 2017 - 15
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POULTRY FARM PLANS
An environmental group's attempt
to stop the development of a poultry
farm of 10 houses near Salisbury,
Maryland, in the Delmarva Peninsula,
has been blocked by a Wicomico
County Circuit Court judge.
A group called Concerned Citizens
Against Industrial CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operation) had
tried to file an appeal in November
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2016 to the farm's building permit,
but the Wicomico Board of Appeals
decided not to hear the case. Judge S.
James "Jimmy" Sarbanes' ruling on
August 3 upheld the board of appeals'
decision to not hear the case. ■
Hormel Foods Corporation announced on Aug. 9 the appointment
of Stephen Koven as vice president
of digital experience.
Koven will report to Jim Splinter,
group vice president of corporate
strategy. His responsibilities will
include developing digital strategies
and leading teams to cohesively
build, align and execute digital marketing and sales plans.
Koven will direct and lead the
four teams within the company's
recently formed digital experience
■ Digital marketing;
■ Shopper engagement;
■ Digital strategy and innovation; and
■ Digital data analytics and insights.
"I am pleased to welcome
Stephen to Hormel Foods," Splinter
said. "He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the company,
and we look forward to his leadership in building our digital competencies as well as transforming our