Jason Diestel of Diestel Turkey Ranch

Published Feb 02

Nestled in California’s Sierra Nevada foothills, Diestel Turkey Ranch has been the home to turkeys since 1949. Today, 6 farms have been certified to Step 3 and 1 has achieved the highest Step rating—Step 5+.

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Blake Evans of Crystal Lake Farms

Published Jan 04

Certified at Step 4, this free-range farm, operated by Blake Evans, thrives on a genuine enthusiasm to raise a unique bird and a sincere commitment to improving animal well-being.

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Will Harris of White Oak Pastures

Published Jan 01

White Oak Pastures is certified to Step 5+ for cattle, chickens, turkeys, and pigs. Learn more about Will Harris and the story of White Oak Pastures

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Paul Willis of Niman Ranch Pork

Published Dec 31

Manager of Niman Ranch Pork Company, community advocate, sustainability expert, owner and operator of Willis Free Ranch Pig Farm, Global Animal Partnership Board member, and Step-rated farmer, Paul Willis shares his story.

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Dan Probert of Country Natural Beef

Published Dec 31

Meet Dan Probert—owner of Probert Ranch, former Executive Director of Country Natural Beef, member of Global Animal Partnership’s Board of Directors, and Step-rated rancher.

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Leonard Hoover of FreeBird

Published Dec 31

In the heart of the rolling Pennsylvania Dutch countryside sits LenRose Poultry Farm, owned and managed by Leonard Hoover, FreeBird’s top producer.

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Jude Becker of Becker Lane Organic Farm

Published Dec 31

In America’s Heartland, Jude raises pigs on his Step 3 Iowa farm. As Jude cares for his pigs at Becker Lane Organic Farm, he also aims to change our collective view to embrace that we should eat less—but better—meat.

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Lou Colmeco of Wellshire Farms

Published Dec 30

Wellshire Farms is an acclaimed further processor of premium quality pork, beef, and poultry products that are free of any nitrates, nitrites, antibiotics, added hormones, preservatives, and artificial ingredients. President of Wellshire Farms, Louis B. Colameco, III, and his company embody the marriage of higher welfare farming and good-for-you food.

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