Jamie Ager '00 is the fourth generation to farm the land at Hickory Nut Gap. He is passionate about farming, always seeking to learn. A graduate of Warren Wilson College with a double major in environmental studies and history, Jamie spends most of his time managing the livestock and marketing to Asheville restaurants, health food stores and tailgate markets. Jamie is a board member of the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, a North Carolina Young Farmer and Rancher with the Farm Bureau, and a past participant in the North Carolina State Agricultural Leadership Development Program.
Amy Frey Ager '00 also graduated from Warren Wilson College with a major in environmental studies and a minor in business. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky she moved to Fairview, NC in 2000 when she and Jamie began their business on the farm. She develops all the marketing materials including the brochure and website and manages the administrative side of the business.
Jamie and Amy both work full time at Hickory Nut Gap Farm, and enjoy being at home on the farm while raising their sons Cyrus and Nolin while raising grassfed, hormone and antibiotic free, pastured meats for the Asheville community. Check their business out at www.springhousemeats.com