News & Events
Feb 3, 2014
Atlanta, Georgia –The American Meat Institute (AMI) today honored Philip Jones, president of Jones Dairy Farm in Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin, with its Edward C. Jones Community Service Award. The award was created in memory of Jones’ grandfather Edward C. Jones and was presented at AMI’s International Production & Processing Expo, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Each year, the award is presented to honor a company that demonstrates an extraordinary level of commitment to the communities in which it operates. Jones has served on the boards of United Way, the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation and Fort Atkinson Beautification Development. He currently serves on the Board of the Fort Atkinson Industrial Development Committee.
Jones Dairy Farm supports countless local charities, including the Rock River Heritage, Dwight Foster Public Library, the Fort Atkinson Historical Museum, Rainbow Hospice Care, local schools, police and fire departments and the local Food Pantry. The company supports the Celiac Disease Foundation to raise awareness and has certified more than 200 products Gluten-Free.
Jones’ actions are modeled throughout the company where there is a clear focus on giving back to the community. “Jones employees can be seen coaching youth programs, cooking for charity, pounding nails and helping neighbors in need,” said AMI Chairman Greg Benedict, Chief Operating Officer and President of American Foods Group.
The Jones Family has sold sausage in Ft. Atkinson since 1889 and Philip Jones represents the sixth generation involved in running the company and working to keep it “honest and real” – one of their company’s core values.