From the kitchen table to the boardroom table, the USDA brings people together across the nation for: healthier food, natural resources and people; a stronger agricultural industry; and economic growth, jobs and innovation. Each Friday, meet those farmers, producers and landowners through our #FridaysOnTheFarm stories. Visit local farms, ranches, forests and resource areas where USDA customers and partners do right and feed everyone.
John Cobb is a retired business executive who transformed an out-of-shape forest into a healthy, hill-top wildlife oasis in Ireland, West Virginia. At 76, he lives on top of the mountain overlooking what his family calls “Grandpa’s Forest.”
Access a text-only version of this multimedia story.