Ken Gleaves

Turkey Valley Farms
112 S. 6th Street


Representing: At-Large

Ken has been involved in the turkey industry for 39 years. Ken started in the turkey industry as a brooding manager for Shinn Turkeys in central Nebraska. He ended his time there managing three farms, feeding four farms and running two feed mills. Also, in that time, Ken and his wife, Diane had their own small hen farm for eight years.

During Ken’s time in Nebraska, he served on the board of directors for the Nebraska Turkey Growers Coop in Gibbon, NE, the only turkey processing plant in the state for many years. He was also involved in the Nebraska PoultryIndustries.

Ken worked with the Willmar Poultry Company for seven years, first in the breeder division, then as a manager for company commercial farms. In 2014, Ken moved to Turkey Valley Farms and serves as their live production coordinator.

Ken and his wife Diane reside in Willmar. They have been married for 39 years and have five children and three grandchildren. In his free time, Ken enjoys several hobbies including archery, bicycling, hunting, fishing and racing radio-controlled cars.