6th Generation Family-Owned Business
“It's one of the things that I love about farming ~ living and working on the farm allows you so much more time with family. I don't know if my son will ultimately choose farming as his profession, but I do know that he will take the lessons he has learned on the farm with him wherever he goes in life.”
-Chris Olson, CEO of Old Hibernia Farm
ABOUT OLD HIBERNIA FARM
Old Hibernia Farm, LLC was founded in May 2015 and is family owned and operated.
The farm itself was purchased in 1913, by Clark Haight, and has been passed down through six generations: From Clark Haight, to Willard Haight, to Francese M. Haight (married Charles Olson, Jr.), to Charles W. Olson (AKA "Bump"), and now to Chris Olson. The farm has had many different "main functions" from chickens, to dairy cattle, to beef cattle, tobacco to hay/produce and corn, but family has always been at the heart of it all.
One of Chris’ first memories was when he was ten-years old doing his first round of chickens at the old apple tree on the farm with his grandfather, Charles Olson, Jr. When he was 11 he raised his first full flock of chickens, and has had a hand in poultry ever since. After twenty-seven years working with chickens, developing Old Hibernia Farm to offer custom poultry processing seemed like a natural progression.
When you call you won’t get a bored receptionist, you’ll speak directly with Chris or his cousin, Tim. Chris lives on the farm full-time, his father lives on property adjacent to the farm, Tim is just down the street and there’s no shortage of family and good friends near by.