Five Generations of Corn Fed Angus Production
The Jack Larson family of rural Mediapolis, Iowa, knows the goodness of farm-raised beef and pork. How? We’ve enjoyed it all of our lives!
As a five-generation farm, we care deeply about our rural roots and raising our livestock ethically. We are focused on healthy living, and do not use GMOs, hormones or preventative antibiotics. We raise Angus cattle and purebred Hampshire hogs that we choose to feed our family and proudly share with our customers. Read more about our beef and pork.
Our farming story began with Noah Schrock (1892-1976) Noah came to Iowa in 1916 and raised cattle, hogs and later ran a dairy with a milk route. That heritage continued with John Schrock (1918-2007), Noah’s eldest son who further developed the beef business, often topping the market at Union Stockyards in Chicago, Illinois and later in Joliet.
Cathy Schrock Larson (1951), John’s middle daughter, married Jack Larson who brought his love for, and experience with, livestock to the family. He furthered the family beef and pork business, teaching his children animal husbandry. Jack and Cathy have four children, Nate, Missy, Clint and Adam, all of whom are involved in the farm operation.
Nate (1972) and Clint (1982) both live on the farmstead and share day to day responsibilities with Jack. Nate brings to the operation a passion for gardening, grilling and historical preservation as well as a wide range of farming experiences, including running a dairy with his wife, Heidi, for a period of 15 years. Clint and his wife, Jennifer, returned to the farm in 2015. Clint loves tilling the land and working with livestock. He also lends his analytical mind to management of the farm. Jennifer manages farm sales and loves interacting with our customers.
Andrea (1996), Truett (2011) and Calvin (2016) Larson
Andrea is Nate's daughter and was actively involved in the farm, 4-H and FFA. She is currently a Production Manager for VT Industries in Holstein, Iowa. Truett and Calvin are Clint’s sons and also in training to take their place as Our Yesterday’s fifth generation to raise angus cattle.
We continue the high standards set by our first and second generations by practicing sustainable farming. We are focused on healthy living, helping our neighbors, community involvement and supporting local businesses. We love our farm life and wish to share it with you!
For several years we have been celebrating our traditions by holding an annual harvest celebration on our farm.
These events capture cherished moments from our past. We invite our entire community each fall to enjoy a bygone era of farming.