Georgia rancher has Mississippi roots
MACON, Ga. – Recently, consumers across the nation have grown more aware of our nation’s food system and the variety of health and economic dilemmas that go with it.
And a Mississippi man who has put down roots in Georgia is doing his part to make a difference in the way we eat, one steak at a time.
Joseph Egloff was born and raised in Okolona, and comes from a long line of Mississippi cattlemen. Joseph, now a living in Macon, Ga., with his wife Rana, has harnessed his family’s long history of raising livestock and helped launch a movement in Georgia that is quickly becoming a way of life for many local consumers.
Egloff began Rocking Chair Ranch cattle as a small personal farm, raising cattle the way his family has for generations. Rocking Chair Ranch Cattle, like many grassfed cattle farms in the area, prides itself on humane practices, sustainable farming and delicious, flavorful beef.
What is different about Rocking Chair Ranch, however, is that Rocking Chair is largely a “one man” operation. And anyone who knows Egloff, knows he is no stranger to hard work.
Whether it is clearing pasture or digging post holes for fencing, he keeps the operation running, ensuring the quality of his cattle and ultimately his beef. Local retailers have also caught on to the quality of Egloff’s products and he now supplies beef, by the cut, to a variety of local natural retailers.
Rocking Chair Ranch’s beef has become so beloved in the Atlanta area and Central Georgia that they now provides meat to six different restaurants.
One restaurant, The Rookery, of downtown Macon, has become known for their outstanding local burgers, crafted from Egloff’s Rocking Chair Ranch Cattle beef. The restaurant and Joseph’s beef have received national praise, recently capturing the attention of Food Network’s Emily Ellyn during her April 2013 Georgia Tour de Beef.
Rocking Chair Ranch has also impressed the refined taste buds of Hollywood.
While filming a movie in Macon, Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford dined at the Rookery Restaurant, offering rave reviews of the Rocking Chair Ranch Burger. AMC’s The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus has also been a Rocking Chair customer, purchasing beef from Joseph at the Farmer’s market in Serenbe, Georgia.
So what is so interesting about Joseph Egloff and Rocking Chair Ranch Cattle? Joseph is a man born and raised in rural Mississippi, who took the rich tradition and heritage of his family’s farming practices and made them relevant in today’s market.
Joseph’s honest approach to raising cattle has struck a chord with members of the community. Each week, Joseph sells his beef by the cut at local outdoor farmer’s markets, where market-goers rely on him for their weekly supply of beef.
Egloff has built a successful working ranch and continues to give back. Rocking Chair Ranch often donates meat to local families, churches and philanthropic organizations in need. He also donates beef bones to local animal shelters, where orphaned animals are otherwise often the last to receive any kind of charity.
To many, Egloff has become a local icon for the farm to table movement. While many consumers are just catching on to the benefits of buying directly from local producers, Joseph is simply raising cattle the way his family has forever.
Often described as a “true Southern gentleman,” Joseph is known throughout the Central Georgia community for his honesty and earnestness in business. For each new customer who approaches his table, Joseph assures them with his person guarantee.
“I believe in my product,” said Egloff. “If you aren’t happy with my beef, I promise I will make it right. You will get your money back…no questions asked.”
- Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
- Click to print (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)
- Click to Press This! (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)
About Floyd Ingram
- Christmas parades are next week December 2, 2016
- Rinehart enters Kappa Delta Pi December 5, 2016
- Presents for prisoners December 6, 2016
- Hair- Kaylee Martin December 6, 2016
- ICC Band Chickasaw December 6, 2016
- Tis the season to recycle December 9, 2016
- Food For Families drop off is Friday December 8, 2016
- Chickasaw dodges storm December 8, 2016
- Chickasaw burn ban lifted December 8, 2016
- SPORTS ROUNDUP: Prescott earns NCAA honor December 7, 2016
- Jean Ulmer Gaskin: Chip, you and Rocky turned out to be wonderful men...
- jonathan makeley: Jim Hedges 2016 If you would like to join the Proh...
- Bet Rob: I came into town over the weekend to ride part of ...
- Jim Garth Horn: Did I miss it or is there anywhere in the article ...
- Americasgone: They have a "no guns" sign on their door. If the...
- RT @wcbiweather: The heat index has surpassed 100 in many spots today. Stay cool out there! #mswx #alwx #wcbi http://t.co/Lt2LRZTDcm 3 years ago
- RT @dennisseid: OSHA: 24 work-related deaths in Miss. last year http://t.co/lgEYYtK7ZR 3 years ago
- Speech pathologists work to better communication skills | Monroe Journal http://t.co/lyHLvb0OS1 3 years ago
- Mumford & Sons bassist has blood clot on brain http://t.co/4xNLMhxaif 3 years ago
- Mobile home fire claims one | Itawamba Times http://t.co/FHouwxbnsp 3 years ago