History

Strong Stock Farm is a 1791 land grant farm from the State of North Carolina.  The farm is located outside of Knoxville, Tennessee, and consists of a nearly 1,000 contiguous acres of rolling pastures and woodlands along several miles of the Holston River.

The farm raises grass fed black angus cattle for livestock and retail markets.  The farm’s cattle are raised on an all-natural, grain free, grass only diet.  The farm’s pastures are chemical free and the farm’s cattle are not given any growth hormones.

Albert George Kern, III., and sister, Martha Strong Kern, are the seventh generation to run and manage the farm.  Martha and George hope that Strong Stock Farm will continue to be farmed for many more generations to come.


We Are Strong Stock

Martha Kern

Martha Kern is a full time farmer.  She has been managing Strong Stock Farm most of her life. Martha is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in Animal Science.  Martha is an expert gardener, cattlewoman, and conservationist.

John Niceley

John Niceley is a full time farmer.  He has been helping his wife, Martha, manage Strong Stock Farm for over 30 years.  John is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in Animal Science.  John is an expert cattleman and horseman.

Stuart Cassell

Stuart Cassell is a full time-lawyer who loves spending his time with family on the farm. Stuart is a graduate from Lewis and Clark Law School and the University of Tennessee with a bachelors degree in Political Science.