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Chelsea, Production Lead

When Chelsea K. joined Sparboe Companies in 2015, she knew one thing: She was ready to learn everything she could about egg production.

Born and raised in Fort Lupton, CO, it took Chelsea some time to discover what kind of career she wanted. She attended Metro State University after high school and explored a variety of topics, including biology and art. “I wasn’t feeling passionate about what I was learning,” she said.

In 2013, Chelsea decided to return to her home town and attend community college. There, her college advisor introduced her to the many opportunities a career in agriculture could provide. With that, Chelsea began taking general agriculture classes. “Learning about agriculture totally opened my eyes,” Chelsea said. “Everything was new to me, and I loved the information I was learning.”

“At Sparboe, we’re a family. When I need help, someone’s always there to support me, I truly enjoy what I do.”

Chelsea, Production Lead

Her newfound passion for agriculture led her to earn an Associate’s Degree in both agriculture and animal science. Those degrees armed her for her next endeavor, a job with Sparboe Companies.

Chelsea became a production quality control specialist at Sparboe’s Hudson, CO facility in November of 2015. In the beginning, Chelsea had a lot to learn. Working in a layer barn was completely new to her. “The team in Hudson was so amazing,” Chelsea said, thinking back to her first day. “Vince, one of the senior managers, immediately took me under his wing.” Over the last few years, Chelsea has worked in various capacities. Today, she’s the production lead and manages the layer barn team who care for our hens.

Chelsea says the team atmosphere and diversity of the work motivates her to tackle new challenges and keep learning each day. Thanks to Sparboe’s commitment to develop team members, Chelsea just recently finished Egg Quality School and will soon attend a two-day Layer Health Management training course.

“At Sparboe, we’re a family. When I need help, someone’s always there to support me,” Chelsea said.  “I truly enjoy what I do.”

U.S. Egg Company Sparboe Farms Celebrates 60th Anniversary


U.S. Egg Company Sparboe Farms Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Litchfield, Minn.—Sparboe Farms, a longstanding family owned U.S. egg producer and marketer, celebrates 60 years in business in August 2014. Started as a day-old chick distributor in 1954, the company today is one of the nation’s leading shell egg producers with six chicken farms, five processing plants and an egg further processing plant operated by Sparboe Foods.

In honor of Sparboe Farms’ 60th anniversary and as a testament to the company’s strong commitment to supporting its farm communities, the company and its employees are participating in dozens of community events throughout the summer months, including town parades, fairs and a farmers’ market. The company will also host employee appreciation events to celebrate its employees at all locations in July and August.

Sparboe Farms, Inc. is a third generation, family owned business headquartered in Litchfield, Minn. Founded in 1954 by Robert “Bob” Sparboe, the company started as a local baby chick distributor and has evolved into a leading shell egg producer with chicken farms and processing plants in Minnesota, Iowa and Colorado. Sparboe Farms provides fresh shell eggs and egg products to grocery, foodservice and industrial customers in the United States and around the world, and is part of a portfolio of companies owned by Minnesota-based Sparboe Companies. For more information, visit or follow Sparboe Farms at

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