John Lowrey –
As the owner of Lowrey Farms, John continues the proud family tradition of growing quality agricultural products. John continues to expand the presence of Lowrey Farms within Georgia and the Southeast region. While growing up in a farming family gave John a solid work ethic and knowledge of the intricacies of farm operations, he expanded upon that foundation earning a Bachelor Degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Georgia.
"I take pride in starting each spring with a bare field and watching a seed grow into a large plant that is harvested to essentially be a part of feeding the world. I fully understand the world population growth, now and in the future, and I want to be a part of sustaining that demand."
John and Ivy are committed to producing a quality agricultural product to share with the community. Together, John and Ivy work to offer quality fruits, vegetables, and beef to the community. With a Bachelor Degree in Family, Child, and Consumer Science from The Florida State University, Ivy has incorporated her love of family and community with offering healthy food choices to the consumer.
"I farm because I enjoy raising a quality product and providing that to the consumer. I like seeing them satisfied and coming back for more. Farm life gives us the opportunity to provide for our family, offer healthy foods to the community, and raise our children in a wholesome environment."
Lowrey Farms - History of the Farm
Lowrey Farms was established in 1946 in Armuchee, Georgia by John's grandfather, Sidney Lowrey. Sidney started the farm after sharecropping for another land owner, saving money to purchase his own land. The farm Sidney started consisted of 407 acres located in Armuchee. The farm started with the production of corn and cotton, later expanding with a purebred Angus herd. As time went on, and circumstances arose, the original farm land was sold. However, the tradition of Lowrey Farms continued through the dedication and hard work of John's father, Sam Lowrey. Sam successfully continued the farm in Armuchee, expanding both its land holdings and its quality agricultural products.
Lowrey Farms continues to thrive today through the efforts of John, his wife Ivy, and their two sons, Julian and George. John started his own farm in 1993. While John and his father work alongside each other, they each contribute to the tradition of Lowrey Farms with their own farms. Overall, the combined farms consist of approximately 1250 acres of corn and soybeans, 200 head calf/cow operation, and 15 acres of fresh produce. John's farm won the State 'No Till' Corn Yield award in 2011 and placed 3rd in 2012. John and Ivy added Lowrey's Farm Market, offering fresh produce straight to the consumer, in 2004. The Farm Market expanded both the farm operation and the connectivity to the community.
The Lowrey's live and farm in Armuchee, Georgia and are members of Floyd Springs Baptist Church.