Thanks to the NC Farm Bureau Magazine for this article!
Featured: Spring 2012
Eggs are an immense part of Richard Simpson’s family: past, present and what the Union County Farm Bureau member hopes is the future, too.
Simpson’s grandfather first started to sell eggs in Charlotte in the 1930s. After his father took over the business, Richard Simpson joined the team in the 1970s and helped to expand Simpson’s Eggs Inc. into what it is today.
While Richard Simpson now is the operation’s general manager, his son Alex Simpson serves as production manager and son-in-law Jake Simmons is the sales manager.
Simpson’s Eggs currently has 1.1 million chickens on site at its farm in Monroe, shipping out 750,000 to 800,000 eggs each day.
Besides family members, Simpson’s Eggs has about 45 staff members.
“We don’t have a lot of turnover,” Simpson says.
How long does Simpson plan to be in the egg business?
“I think we have a good future,” says Simpson, who has been a Union County Farm Bureau board member. “I think it will be there for the children and grandchildren if they want it. Yes, there are going to be some challenges in it, but they’re going to be able to make it.”