Where It All Began

Posted Aug 17, 2011
Where It All Began

Not everyone is lucky enough to be born into a hunting family. Some people come to love it later in life. Either way, sooner or later, it gets in your blood. You find yourself wanting to buy the best equipment to hunt with, finding the best land to hunt on, and for many folks all of that changes with the seasons as the game pursued changes. You realize it’s all fun and quite a challenge. All I know for sure is that being outside, being in the woods, brings me peace, comfort, pleasure, serenity, and has even been known to heal the soul. But mostly it brings me gratitude to our almighty Lord. You can’t sit in a treestand surrounded by all that natural beauty and deny there is a God. To know that He put this here for us to use it, enjoy it, and live from it is remarkable.

Jeff Foxworthy knows that too. He was lucky enough to grow up on a family farm in Warthen, Georgia. Lucky enough to find a passion and love for the outdoors and hunting at an early age and fortunate enough to have the opportunity later in life to buy some dirt... a good bit of dirt. Just under 3,000 acres right here in Georgia. His dad sold the family farm when Jeff was in his 20’s and he always knew he wanted a farm of his own one day. After nearly 20 years on the road doing what Jeff does best, making folks laugh, he decided it was time to slow down and enjoy some of the finer things in life like God, family, and the great outdoors. Again, as luck would have it, Jeff had a good friend named Glenn Garner to help point him in the right direction. Foxworthy Farms was bought in 2003 and that began what has been eight years of improvements, experiments, trial and error, and a whole lot of fun. Come back next week to learn more about the acquisition of the farm and how Foxworthy Farms has gone from a good hunting property to one of the best in the South.

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