The first Owens Farm was in New Hampshire, where David and Caroline started their family. They raised livestock for their own needs, tending their animals in a natural setting and avoiding chemicals and growth stimulants. It was only a matter of time before neighbors approached them, asking if they could raise and sell some extra animals. People were learning about the pitfalls of industrial agriculture, and seeking pasture-raised meat for their families. A business was born. By 2006, it was time for a larger farm. A two-year search led to the state of Pennsylvania and the town of Sunbury.
David started out as an engineer and still runs his own database and software consulting business as well as the farm. He earned a B.S.and M.S. in Engineering from Unversity of Lowell and Boston University.
Caroline is a former Vocational Agriculture teacher who moved on to marketing communications and equestrian travel. She holds a B.S. in Animal Science/Agricultural Education from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Boston University. From 2004 until 2018, Caroline offered Sheep Camp for Kids on the farm during the summer, a program so popular that no spot went unfilled for 14 consecutive years. Caroline also enjoys teaching adults, holding educational events such as Sheep Boot Camp, Lambing Clinic, and Sheep 101.
The Owens kids, Kevin, Kyle, and Melissa, have now grown and flown and have fond memories of childhood on the farm.