News & events

Four Hills Farm

Greetings! It’s been an amazing summer here in Kentucky.  At State Fair time, the grass and forages are still green and growing. I think it rained at our farm almost every day in July. Luckily  they were not all-day rains but passing showers. It was hard to make hay but we sure grew a lot of good grazing for our animals.
I’m proud to say that rather than solely serving orange juice for our association’s contribution at the state fair, we once again served FHF lamb sausage at the “Commodity Breakfast.” The breakfast targets state leaders and provides all with a chance to address and offer support for agricultural issues.   We are doing our part to remind these folks that raising sheep is a profitable enterprise in Kentucky and that lamb is a great product.  –Jim

Past Events

Atlanta Whole Foods Opening: April 5, 2019

ATLANTA, GA (Feb. 28, 2019) – Whole Foods Market will celebrate its 500th location with the opening of its new flagship 70,000 square-foot, multi-level Midtown Atlanta store, located at 22 14th Street NW, at 7 a.m. on Friday, April 5.Feb 28, 2019

May 21

On May 21, students from Missouri State, Northwest Missouri State, and the University of Central Missouri visited our farm as part of their sustainable agriculture class tour.  Dr. Beth Walker, an intrepid animal scientist and owner of Ozarks Foods and Walker Family Farms, lead the class. 

After that, Jim Mansfield & Lynn Pruett gave brief lectures on the history of our farm business, marketing lamb, and raising sheep.

The students had great questions and, though few said they’d considered raising sheep at the beginning of the tour, some said they’d think about it in the future.


May 16 & 17

Jim will man the ticket booth at the KY Sheep and Wool Fiber Festival May 16 & 17, Masterson Station, Lexington.

November & December

November 2014. We are Beetcoin Entrepeneurs.  Please click the Beet and vote for Four Hills Farm.  

September 27, 2014, at 7:30, Tim interviews Jim at the Farm Tour, sponsored by UK Ag Extension at Clark Family Farms.

October 19, 2013

Tune in to Tim Farmer’s Country Kitchen at 7:30 on WKYT CW to find out how to cook Four Hills Farm lamb.  The merguez sausage meatballs on a bun he prepared for the members of the KY Sheep and Goat Producers Annual Conference this month were mouth-watering.

Chef Dan Wu Buys a Whole Lamb at Four Hills Farm

August 31, 2013

Check out the article, “There’s No Business Like Sheep Business,” by Carol Lea Spence, in The mAGazine, the publication of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.  Four Hills Farm is one of the Kentucky sheep farms profiled in the summer issue.

August 3, Cincinnati, OH

From Danielle Reynolds at Whole Foods Cincinnati, one of our best customers: “We had a lot of fun this past weekend.  Our first event was Saturday evening at the Peterloon Estate.  If you haven’t been there, you should definitely check it out.  The history of the Estate is amazing!  Saturday evening we were part of a large community dinner for over 200 guests.  All dishes served at the event featured local ingredients.  We were very fortunate to work with two of our local vendors; Carriage House Farms and Four Hills Farm.  Our dish was Lamb Ragout over Rosemary Scented Polenta.  The Cincinnati store also hosted a 5% day to bring Roger Swain in, former host of  Victory Garden on PBS.  He was the main guest speaker for the event.”

May 18-19, Lexington, KY

We were proud to sponsor the Lamb Cook-Off Contest at the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival which featured student chefs from Sullivan University.  Sullivan does a great job training new chefs to appreciate local foods.