Mark Daughtry has been employed by Prestage Farms for 27+ years starting out as a serviceman and currently holding the position as the Sow Production Manager. He earned his degree in animal science from NC State University. Mark has an 800 sow farrow to wean operation as well as nine finishing floors contracted with Prestage Farms since 1989. Mark is very active in his community. He served as the PTO President of Hobbton High School and also served on the advisory committee for the livestock and poultry technology curriculum at Sampson Community College. He was the 2009 recipient of the North Carolina Pork Council Environmental Steward Award and a 2010 National Environmental Steward recipient.
- Elected to the board of directors in 2011, reelected in 2014.
- Elected vice-president of the board of directors in 2016; elected president in 2017. Serving as past president in 2018.