The Tyson Foods story begins during one of the most difficult periods of American history – The Great Depression. In 1931, John W. Tyson moves his wife and small son to Springdale, Arkansas, in search of new opportunities. He finds them, thousands of them, all feathered and squawking. He begins delivering chickens to larger markets in the Midwest.
Now, Tyson Foods, Inc. is one of the world’s largest producers of meat and poultry, as well as a leader in hunger and disaster relief.