About

Deer Run Farm of Amelia is located on 200 acres in Amelia County Virginia and was co-founded by Robert and Smith Hutchinson in 1975.  Today, the farm is managed by Robert and his wife Ruth Ann.  Jointly they believe in the dramatic health benefits provided in grass-fed beef and other pasture-raised products.  Robert grew up in rural Amelia, where raising livestock was the livelihood of his grandparents.  As you might expect, Robert’s grandfather and father raised grain-fed beef for decades.  In 2007, Robert and Ruth Ann began taking note of the mounting evidence that illustrated the significant health benefits in eating grass-fed vs grain-fed meat.

Robert Hutchinson is a 35 year veteran in animal agriculture. Through the years he has worked extensively with Virginia Tech in the area of forage grasses and pasture management. Robert has an innate understanding of animal psychology and behavior. His techniques lead to reduced stress and injury to animals, higher quality animal products and improved animal welfare. Robert manages all farm operations to include pasture and animal management.

Ruth Ann Hutchinson became a farm girl when she married Robert and moved to the rural community of Amelia. Today, Ruth Ann handles the marketing and sales efforts for the farm. She is also involved in the day to day care of the animals.

Robert and Ruth Anns’ children are also actively involved in the workings of the farm.  Kara works alongside her dad in animal management and is also likely to be the one that gathers your farm fresh eggs each day.  Reid assists on the farm during the peak spring and summer seasons.  His primary responsibility is hay cutting, baling and pasture management.

It is the collective mission of our family to bring superior grass-fed beef and other naturally-raised products to all of our customers.  Deer Run Farm of Amelia is your healthy alternative to food that is raised on factory-like farms.

For more information, please give us a call at 804-561-5059 or contact us via our order form and we’ll get right back to you!