Daniel Hayden

What did you want to be when you grew up?Hayden Farms Chicken House Daniel and Danielle

Who doesn’t want to be a farmer when they grow up? I was not the exception, I’ve loved it from a young age and I still love it today.

What do you do to relax?

Well, my wife makes me go on a vacation at least once a year and I’m eternally grateful of it.

Pie or cake?

Cheesecake, for sure!

What would you tell a consumer who has never been on a farm?

I would invite them to visit our operation.  We are uniquely suited to accurately show how chickens are raised.  Hayden Farms has a classroom attached to a chicken house, with a large glass wall, allowing visitors to see first-hand what a day in the life of a chicken is like.

What does the KALP experience mean to you?

The Kentucky Ag Leadership Program means more to me than I would have ever thought it could have been when the program began. Every classmate in our current class is now and forever a member of my family. Beyond the bonds we’ve made as classmates, the program has helped me to grow as a person and pushed me to new heights as a leader.