Farm ID: GOOD
Sustainability Grower Award
Aaron is our 2021 Sustainability Grower of the Year! We recognize our farmer for their hard work.
Composting on the Farm
Aaron composts his chicken litter, then uses it as fertilizer for his beef cattle fields.
Crisp fall morning on the farm
the great outdoors
In the morning, our farmers open the doors for access to pasture for the day.
When weather permits
Bad weather, means chickens are protected indoors. Inside chickens have space to roam with organic bedding, access to fresh feed & water, enrichment, natural light, ventilated air, and more! Chickens stay indoors due to inclement weather and cold temperatures.
Bragging on farmers
When Farmer Focus visits a farm, we show the farmers what the images and videos look like so they are confident in how we advocate for them.
Collaboration with the Chairman
Our Founding Farmer and Chairman, Corwin is still a farmer with his family. He enjoys visiting farms and sharing ideas with fellow farmers.
When your name is Livengood and you live on Morning Light Lane, chances are, you should be farming.
Aaron Livengood has been doing just that his whole life. His grandfather started the family farm, and Morning Star Farm, owned and operated by Aaron and his wife Beth, came along in 1998. Beth is no stranger to farming, having grown up on a dairy farm herself, so the whole family — including kids Aubrey and Colton — happily tend the farm together. Not only do the Livengoods raise chickens for Farmer Focus, but they also manage a herd of 65 grass-finished cattle, care for four horses and a pony that they ride, farm hay for the horses, and grow 75 acres of corn. The Livengoods are mindful of waste and like to oversee an efficient process that utilizes resources wisely. To that end, the litter from their chicken houses fertilizes the crop field.
The Livengood family loves growing for Farmer Focus because there is natural light and more room to move around in the chicken houses, so the chickens are happier and more active. Quality feed and chicks result in a quality product, which they say is “very important to us.”
They also try to incorporate recreation into work, by taking in the sunrise before the work day starts, horseback riding, visiting family who live nearby, and even camping in the woods of their own property. As they really love all the different jobs on the farms, and their beautiful patch of Keyser, West Virginia, they really don’t have to go anywhere to find joy.