Our Approach

It is our intention to leave this place better than we found it. It is our belief that regenerative agriculture is the method with which we can do this. This method requires that we work with the cycles already present in nature. Improving the soil and improving the microbiome will be a positive improvement to the soil.

Our Story

We really wanted to know where our food came from and what did it contain. We purchased this land 12 years ago and have been working our soil with large ruminant animals and small flocks of fowl to improve the land, increase soil microbiology, and reduce insect populations.

Meet the Team

This farm would not exist if it were not for the tireless efforts of the following people

Melissa Havemann

Managing Member

Melissa, with a business management degree and over 15 years of marketing experience is the business operations manager. She has also attended culinary classes with the Culinary Institute of America and has extensively studied the growing local, sustainable, Real Food movement through workshops and online courses as well as community involvement with local buying clubs; which gives her a unique perspective into the requirements of discerning consumers. She has completed the Holistic Management International Beginning Women Farmer’s and Rancher’s Program and is passionate about regenerative agriculture, cooking and maybe one day actually learning how to garden.

Doug Havemann

Managing Member

Doug’s true love is his current role as regenerative farmer and rancher.  As a reformed technologist, Doug is actively engaged in teaching regenerative agriculture to US military veterans transitioning to civilian life at one of only three mentor farms in the AgrAbility program. Additionally, Doug works closely with the USDA/NRCS to promote conservation and in conjunction with legislators in Austin, Texas and Washington, DC through his work with the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance to promote common sense legislation that supports regenerative agriculture.

Freya & Merlin

Animal Control

Life on the farm just wouldn’t be the same without these two.