Graze N Grow Farm is run by Jim and Ruth Draper of Sheffield, IL.
Ruth and I both grew up on the traditional type of grain and livestock farms you see across Illinois but became disillusioned with the increased dependence on chemicals and drugs used on most farms today. Through mentorship from Allen Nation and Stockman Grass Farmer magazine came a new mindset. Starting in 2005 we let our sheep, cattle, pigs, and chickens enjoy life out in the sunshine and green grass, and our crops, being organic, rely on nature, not chemicals, to produce. We focus on growing practices that nurture healthy soils, healthy plants, and healthy animals that in turn lead to healthy food for us.