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DG Foods announces the retirement of Director of Sales, Larry Pate and Welcomes the new Director of Sales, Jason Slider

DG Foods, LLC announces the retirement of Larry Pate, Director of Sales, effective at the end of February.  Larry joined the company in 2018 as our first Director of Sales, establishing and implementing our direct sales strategy.“Larry has been instrumental in our transformational growth over the last five years, we wish him all the best during his well-deserved retirement,” Chris Carter, CEO. 

Larry will be handing the reins over to the capable hands of Jason Slider.  Jason joined the company in January of this year and is ready to build upon Larry’s accomplishments.

About Larry

Portrait of Larry Pate

Larry began his career with the Sara Lee Corporation starting with Bryan Foods and later with Design Foods. In 1995, Larry moved into the poultry industry with McCarty Foods and remained in poultry sales working with companies including Wayne Farms, Conagra Poultry, Pilgrim’s and Keystone Foods. Larry is originally from West Point, Mississippi and graduated from Mississippi State University, obtaining a B.S. degree in Marketing. He is married to Rebecca, and they have one daughter and three sons, and one granddaughter.

About Jason

Jason brings over 20 years of industry experience to DG Foods, starting his career at Gold Kist in Athens, GA with local distribution sales. He then moved to Pilgrim’s Pride and worked in various roles, including plant sales manager and regional outside sales manager selling into distribution, foodservice, and retail channels. After a long stint with Pilgrim’s, his last role was with Agrosuper selling imported IQF products into various markets throughout the US. Jason received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Business from the University of Georgia.  He is married to Tina, and they have one daughter and one son.

            Please join us in congratulating Larry Pate on his retirement and welcoming Jason Slider to the DG Foods team!

About DG Foods

DG Foods is a custom poultry processor, established in 2004 in Hazlehurst Mississippi to provide co-packing services to large integrated poultry companies. A second facility was established in Bastrop Louisiana in 2011. DG Foods has since expanded into custom processing and portioning at both facilities with direct shipping capabilities across the United States.