Jim Richardson, DVM
Jim and his wife Kay Richardson own Richardson Farms in Rockdale, Texas. A family farmer who was raised on a farm from childhood, Jim is also a retired veterinarian board certified in canine/feline medicine. The Richardsons describe their philosophy as:
"...conservation minded in our farming efforts and car[ing] deeply about the health and well-being of our animals. All of our livestock are in large open areas/pastures and are free to interact with each other."
I caught up with Jim at the end of a farmer's market in Austin Texas, just as he and his crew were taking down their booth. It was windy as I approached with my camera out and somewhat breathless, hoping I wasn't too late. Jim was holding up one end of the tent against the strong wind, and I was relieved when he said he'd be happy to spare a few moments to talk. I was especially interested in learning about his views on farming given his background in veterinary medicine, and he offered his perspectives in the few moments we shared.