Nathan W. Drager (owner of Drager Farms, LLC) is a 4th generation farmer. His grandfather, Harold (pictured at left with Nathan’s father Dennis), instilled the love of farming in Nathan from a very young age as they worked together on the family dairy farm. Once he graduated high school in 1995, Nathan tried his hand at carpentry for a short while, but the farm called him back later that year. By 2005, Nathan was raising his own cattle.
After seeing the movie “GMO OMG” and learning about the health and environmental benefits of pastured livestock, he decided to start raising his own herd of 100% grass-fed beef in 2014. Nathan likes to go ‘beyond organic’, raising his livestock humanely and sustainably, close to the land and good for all.
Nathan became so committed to sustainable farming practices and the humane care of his cattle, that he was the very first Pennsylvania farmer to meet qualifications for both Certified Grassfed by AGW and Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) status.
The AWA program has the most rigorous standards for farm animal welfare and environmental sustainability currently in use by any U.S. farm program. AWA standards have been developed to maximize practicable, high-welfare farm management with the environment in mind. His cows have also been Certified Grassfed by A Greener World (AGW), the only grassfed label claim in the U.S. and Canada that requires farms to provide their animals with a 100% grass and forage diet. (For more information about the standards we must uphold to maintain our certifications, please click on the links above to AWA and AGW.)
We use rotational grazing practices to regenerate the land, now and into the future. We believe that healthy soil is the key to healthy people! Our cattle never eat genetically modified feed (GMOs), nor do they receive hormones. We do not administer antibiotics unless absolutely necessary and we believe that they are allowed to live their lives closer to the way nature intended.
We offer USDA-inspected black Angus beef, sold by the whole, half, quarter or eighth share. Retail cuts are for sale by appointment (call or text 717-951-0327) on site in our retail farm store. We also welcome visitors who would like to tour the farm.
Drager Farms strives to lead the way for positive changes in the farming world, growing food that’s GOOD FOR YOU and GOOD FOR NATURE.
Countless studies are proving that grass-fed beef is better for you and for the environment. Make Drager Farms grass-fed beef a part of your healthy lifestyle.