Meet Will Harris, the the owner/operator of White Oak Pastures, a multi-generational family farm that was established in 1866 in the small, southwest Georgia community of Bluffton. White Oak Pastures is the only farm in the United States that has both a beef and chicken abattoir on the property. Erin Fairbanks interviews Will on this week’s episode of The Farm Report. Mr. Harris explains what inspired him to transition away from the big industrial farming model and back to the humane and organic methods his great grandfather practiced. Learn more about what animal welfare means at White Oak Pastures and how they set the standard for excellence in modern livestock production. This program was sponsored by Whole Foods Market.

“We’re the only farm in the country that has both a beef and poultry slaughterhouse on the farm – we’re very proud of that.”

“When I was in my 40’s in the 1990’s I became disgusted with the excesses of the industrial practices and started transitioning back to the ways of my great grandfather.”

“Good animal welfare is very easy to determine. If you enjoy watching the animal – you have good animal welfare. The animals need to be able to express their instinctive behavior.”

–Will Harris of White Oak Pastures on The Farm Report