Charles DeGrandpre, former Wolfe’s Neck Farm manager, passed away recently at the age of 88.
He was recruited to work at Wolfe’s Neck Farm in 1968 by its founders, Lawrence M.C. and Eleanor Houston Smith, early pioneers of organic agriculture. Together, the Smiths and DeGrandpre developed an organic beef farm, which became home to 300 head of mostly Black Angus. He was an early leader in developing healthy soils and nutrient-rich grasses with very few grains.
For more information on his life and accomplishments, see this obituary in the Press Herald.