Devine Farms is a 133 acre family owned and operated farm in the heart of Catawba County. We have a lifetime of experience farming. We love teaching and educating people about all aspects of modern & traditional agriculture through fun and hands-on activities. We offer 30 plus years working with children.
Throughout the year we offer group tours, school field trips, summer camps, birthdays & other private parties by appointment. In October we have a corn maze, children's maze, wagon rides, and pumpkins.
The family also owns & operates a 6 house modern poultry facility, along with raising cattle, sheep, goats, and produce. Devine Farms is very concerned with being good stewards of the land and have placed many environmental and wildlife practices into the farming operation.
We hope that when you leave Devine Farms you feel like you've gained a better understanding about all forms of agriculture and how it affects your everyday life, have a greater appreciation for the American Farmer, and most importantly, feel like you've become a part of our family and farm.
Joe and Susie Devine
Farming runs in Joe and Susie's blood. Joe grew up on a family farm in Lincoln County where they raised hogs, cattle, chickens, produce and row crops. Susie grew up in Catawba County on her family's farm where they raised cattle and produce.
Joe and Susie have worked with 4-H livestock youth for 17 years. Joe served as a Supervisor on Catawba County's Soil & Water Board for 4 yrs. Susie now serves as a Supervisor on the same board and is also on the Board of Directors for Catawba County Farm Bureau. Protecting our environment & wildlife is very important to us and our farming operation.
Ben is the eldest of 3 boys has a degree in horticulture and works full time with the poultry houses.
Tom, Alyson & Barrett Devine
Tom the middle son is the father of Joe and Susie's first born grandson Barrett. Barrett was born in January of 2014.
Tom has his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Animal Science and is working towards his Ph.D. in Animal Science. He maintains the sheep herd on the farm and coaches the Catawba County Livestock Judging Team.
Alyson is from eastern North Carolina and moved to Newton in 2017. She works at Carolina Farm Credit, manages her own marketing and design business and helps with the marketing of the farm.
Luke, Lori & Logan Devine
Luke the youngest of the 3 boys works full time at Spantek Expanded Metal in Lincolnton as the Machine Specialist and Training Technician. In his spare time he maintains the equipment on the farm as well as raising his own beef cow herd.
Lori has a degree in Elementary Education from Western Carolina University. She works full time developing and implementing educational programs at Devine Farms.
Their son Logan was born in September of 2018.