Braswell Family Farms celebrates 75th anniversary
From Contributed Reports
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Braswell Family Farms, one of the foremost producers of premium and specialty eggs and feed on the East Coast, celebrated its 75th year in business on Oct. 6.
The fourth-generation, family-owned farm held a company-wide event at Boddie Mill, the business’ first location.
Braswell Family Farms is one of the leading employers in Nash County and gives all the glory to God and the dedication of their employees for the success of the company. Trey Braswell, president of Braswell Family Farms, echoed this during the event.
“God has blessed us with the resources to continue to grow our business into the 75th year and beyond,” he said. “One of those resources are our employees. We have several employees here who have worked with all four generations. You don’t see that anymore and we are so grateful to have employees that have been like family to us.”
Braswell Family Farms began as Boddie Milling in 1943 when E.G. and Joe Braswell purchased the mill from G.M. Strickland, whom they had worked for for several years. The brothers produced corn meal for more than 20 years before purchasing a mill in the heart of Nashville and starting Braswell Milling Company.
E.G.’s sons, Gene and Ronald, continued to run the feed mill and began raising immature hens known as pullets, eventually leading to the egg production side of the farm. Shortly before his passing in 1991, Ronald invested in the beginnings of the Eggland’s Best franchise, a landmark decision in the history of the company.
Through the leadership of Ronald’s son, Scott, the company became one of the leading egg and feed producers in the country. Scott passed the baton to his son, Trey, in 2017 and announced the re-branding of the company to Braswell Family Farms. The new name pays homage to the past three generations of the business and exemplifies the family culture.
Several retirements were celebrated at the anniversary event. Roland Ellis retired after 50 years of service to the company. Judy Ellis also retired this year and noted that she came to work for the company on a temporary project for two weeks and stayed 22 years, attributing her longevity to a true love of the Braswell family and everyone she worked with.
Present at the event were more than 100 Braswell Family Farms employees, and Scott Braswell, Gene Braswell and their families.
Braswell Family Farms seeks to glorify God while providing the safest, highest quality feed and eggs for American families. Braswell Family Farms is the second-largest Eggland's Best franchisee in the United States and a leading producer of value-added private label egg products for quality minded retailers.
To learn more about Braswell Family Farms, visit www.braswellfamilyfarms.com.