Gilbert and Opal purchased Liberty Hill Farm in Centerview, Missouri in 1943. Gilbert's parents lived on the farm while Gilbert was in the army during World War II. When Gilbert returned home, they paid the farm off in record time while raising their three daughters. They continued farming at Liberty Hill until Gilbert passed away in 1994.
At that time, one of the grandsons bought the farm from Opal soon after graduating Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. Scott used a first-time farmer loan and began farming part time.
Scott married Lisa in 2001 and both have full time off-farm jobs while farming at home. Scott is a soil conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Lisa is a teacher at Crest Ridge High School.
Scott and Lisa have been past venders at both the Warrensburg and Lee's Summit Farmers' Markets selling beef and in-season vegetables.
What is our mission?
After what has been a learning journey, we are transitioning the farm away from conventional farming practices. Our mission is to farm as God and nature intended. The key is responsible stewardship of the land and animals entrusted to our care. We strive to continue learning how to manage Liberty Hill Farm in a way that sustains our family and even our community for generations to come. We are committed to educating our friends and neighbors to eat and live in ways that are healing to body, mind, and spirit. We value local food sources and local economies.