High Choice Feeders’ Controller is Brenda Duckworth, CPA. She manages the office staff, oversees the accounting functions and systems, assists with the financial statements and helps with the daily workload while continuing to master her industry insights. Her career has spanned the agricultural accounting spectrum, from cow-calf producers in New Mexico to large-scale organic farming and organic dairying in the Texas Panhandle.
Originally from Vernon, Texas, Brenda received her bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Economics from Texas A&M University. Her passion for helping producers with their accounting needs arose early on while working for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension on the FARM Assistance Program and later, the Tomorrow’s Top Agricultural Producer Program.
To pursue her passion, Brenda went back to college at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, to complete classes needed to sit for the CPA exam which she passed while working for Wright Brand Foods, a hometown (Vernon) bacon processing company that now sells bacon world-wide. Then she discovered High Choice Feeders.
“I was attracted to High Choice Feeders because it was an opportunity to stretch my experience and to be challenged in new areas,” Brenda notes, “the velocity of this business is tremendous!” Her first challenge was to get a new team of colleagues moving into the same direction: “The people are the best part of working for High Choice Feeders. From the office staff to the guys outside, we genuinely like and respect each other.”