Leroy & Marcus

About the farmer…

From the majestic shade trees to the humble bachelor’s buttons and the grove of evergreens beside the chicken house, Augusta Rock looks to be the ideal place to grow up for children and chickens alike. 

Farmer Leroy bought the family farm from his father in 1973. He built a dairy parlor and milked it for over 13 years. Looking to expand, he moved the operation to the present location and built a poultry house, machine shop, storage building, and silo, and renovated the existing barns.

Today, he and his grandson Marcus tend the chickens, care for 140 head of Angus beef cattle, plant and harvest crops, and maintain the pasture and buildings. Marcus is starting to take ownership of more on the farm to support a farm transition when Leroy is ready. Leroy finds satisfaction serving with a Christian ministries charitable organization and assisting with disaster response cleanup and rebuilding. When they have some time off, he and his family enjoy traveling the country and into Canada, though, he admits, they don’t get to go very often.

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How did your farm get its name?

Our farm lays right on the Augusta/Rockingham county line.

Who did you learn the most about farming from?

My dad, Davey Showalter, owner of Sweet Augusta farm.

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