Who we are
JOHN WOOD FARM
meet John, Nan, Jennifer, Jordan and John M. Wood. John and Nan have
resided in rural Monticello for 17 years. They have managed and operated
their Wood family farm near Canton, MO since 1983. The grass production
farm near Canton has been in the Wood family for four generations.
John and Nan have envisioned grass finishing beef since 1994 and have
been researching and developing the concept over the years. John holds
a degree in Farm Operations from Iowa State University, and Nan is
a graduate of Illinois State University. A priority for John and Nan
has been to stay on the cutting edge of agricultural technology. They
achieve this goal through networking with several land grant institutions
and a group of entrepreneurs. The Woods' have been active in their
community serving in many leadership capacities. Nan is an accomplished
musician and teacher. They envision a time when the flow of the best
and the brightest out of rural communities will be reversed through
successful entrepreneurial leadership.
AND JANE LEESER
Leeser Farms, Inc.
Leesers take great pride in their strong family heritage of farming.
John has been engaged in farming since his childhood where he lived
on the farm established by his Grandfather and Father. John and Jane
are now the owners and operators of Leeser Farms, Inc. and have been
joined in the business by their son, Grant, who is their associate.
John holds a degree in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry from the University
of Missouri, Columbia, and Jane is a graduate of Morningside College
in Sioux City, Iowa. Their children, Jamie, Grant, and his wife Courtney,
have also completed undergraduate degrees. Their youngest daughter,
Whitney, is 14 and actively produces pastured poultry, finishing 700-900
chickens each year. The Leesers are committed to the production of
grass-finished beef as it represents a way to produce a quality product
in an environmentally, socially and economically sound manner. They
like to think of it as being "from our farm to your table."
SUTER FAMILY FARM
Pat and Miriam Suter enjoy life together on the Suter Family Farm,
which has been in their family's name since 1836! Kenneth and Pat
have been operators of the property for the last 29 years and have
been grass finishing beef for the last four years. They both hold
degrees in education, and both have taught school. Kenneth is a graduate
of the University of Missouri in Columbia, while Pat's alma mater
is Arkansas State. Tigers and Razorbacks under the same roof! Because
the land has been in their family for many generations, they have
a very strong commitment towards caring for and improving the land
for those who will follow them. Kenneth and Pat take pride in what
they produce, knowing that it is healthy and safe; and, they enjoy
having personal relationships with the people who consume their products.
Reuel and Jim grew up on their family farm
near Virginia, Il. Together they have now operated that farm for over
25 years and are professional farmers. Reuel's alma mater is Spoon
River College, and Jim is a graduate of the University of Illinois.
Reuel and Jim desire a closer tie to you, the consumer. They have
established a grass-fed production system that is outside the mainstream
beef production system currently in place in the United States. Their
goal is producing a unique, quality product and encouraging other
producers to do likewise.
Mission, Vision, and Values
GRASSLAND BEEF, our founding members and producers are committed
to improving the quality of life for our customers by providing premium
quality, health-enhancing beef products that meet their nutritional needs.
The mission of Grassland Beef is to provide superior quality, grass-fed
beef as part of our overall goal of improving family nutrition, rural
communities and the environment.
Our vision is for beef cattle to be raised in their natural environment
and finished grazing lush, green pasture forage so that our families and
consumers can reap the benefits of consuming highly nutritious, health-enhancing
Value our customers' nutritional needs as equal to those of our
Enhance our customers' health by providing premium quality CLA beef
for their diet.
Ensure the absolute highest standards for food safety and quality.
Stand behind our product and deliver what we promise to deliver.
Do everything possible to provide premium quality product at an
Provide top quality product to every customer, every time.
Provide our beef through a direct link with our customers so that
they know the people that produce the product they consume.
Provide product and health information and education for our consumers.
Improve the biological life of the land under our production.
Assist other producers in breaking into the grass-finished beef
Assist with rebuilding efforts in our rural communities through
Courageously pursue the values and goals of our corporation for
the benefit of our customers and our families.
Supporters of Grassland Beef
Dr. Husbands has been involved in health care in various capacities
for over 2 decades. He has over 15 year's clinical experience as a
Doctor of Chiropractic with 2 post-graduate board certifications as a
Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN) and Anti-Aging Health Care
Practitioner. He has extensive post-graduate training in Functional
Medicine, nutritional and lifestyle management of acute and chronic
illness, women's health, hormonal balancing, gastrointestinal
disorders, nutritional athletic performance enhancement and BioSET"
Allergy Elimination. His journey in health care began at 16 when he
Bent Tree Farms your gateway to the future of southern beef production.
Pharo Cattle Company is a no-nonsense seedstock producer, specializing
in moderate-sized, easy-fleshing, forage-tested bulls.
The Poliquin Performance Center is a state of the
art strength training facility located in scenic Tempe, Arizona.
Founded in 1999 by world renowned strength & nutritional expert
Charles Poliquin, the facility is one of the most extensively equipped
strength centers in the world. Satellite affiliates deliver
PPC Strength Training Principles to clients around the world.
The International Fitness Professionals Association is devoted to
offering the highest quality learning experiences to individuals aiming
to improve their lifestyle, and those aiming to improve the lifestyles
of others. Our educational opportunities are designed to provide only
the most practical and scientifically based health and fitness information
that can be directly applied to "real life" experiences. It is with
this dedication that the IFPA is committed to being the lifelong exercise
and training resource to the entire fitness community.
Northstar Bison is a family run business who believe in raising bison
the NATURAL WAY, birth to the plate- on native prairie grasses, WITHOUT
CHEMICALS, HORMONES OR GRAIN. The product is tender, flavorful, low
in fat and high in protein and essential fatty acids. They take extra
measures to keep the animals in a very low stress, natural environment,
which insures a more TENDER AND SWEETER tasting meat.