Brandon Cook, Owner
After graduating from high school, Brandon briefly attended Lincoln Technical Institute in Connecticut, where he studied Automotive Technology. He worked as a mechanic for five years before leaving the stability of a full-time job to grow his own business. In the early years, Brandon did landscaping and handyman work for clients in Owls Head to supplement the farm’s income. Today, Brandon is responsible for all day-to-day operations. He’s very enthusiastic about increasing the farm’s vegetable production by growing in high tunnels. He has been a volunteer firefighter with the Owls Head-Mt. View Fire Department since the age of eighteen.
Laura Cook, Owner
Laura has always had a lifelong love of animals. She began working in the dairy industry full-time when she was nineteen, first as an AI technician, and then as a calf manager/assistant herdsman. She obtained a B.S. in Agribusiness with a focus in Farm & Ranch Management from the University of Tennessee at Martin. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Environment. In addition to working on the farm, Laura also works part-time for a horticultural services company based in Connecticut. Her greatest strengths lie in management of farm finance and herd health. Laura is passionate about sustainability and improving access to wholesome food, both within the local community and in developing nations. She serves on the board of Owls Head Mountain View Community Connection.
Ivan Cook, Employee
Ivan is the son of Brandon and Laura. He supervises almost all of the work that happens on the farm. He loves trucks, tractors, and other equipment. At the age of two, Ivan got his first goats, a pair of Nigerian Dwarf crosses named Chuck and Larry.
Our farm is still a work in progress, and we are very excited for all of the developments that 2022 will bring!