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Meet Our Humans

Jonas Riley Wagyu bull calf

Jonas Riley

Owner, Sales

Jonas was born in Ohio and was very active in 4H and FFA as a child. A general contractor by trade, he found himself drawn back to ranching as he built his wife's bovine and equine handling facility. In 2015, it was Jonas' vision to improve his herd with Wagyu genetics, and Fort Farms is the result. 

Link to Jonas' construction company, Fort Construction LLC. Jonas specializes in "barndominiums", additions, remodels, ICF buildings and safe rooms, and anything unique and challanging.

Faith Riley veterinarian angus cow

Faith Riley

Owner, Veterinarian

Dr Riley graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary medicine. She has a love for theriogenology, and so our initial herd was born completely of carefully selected genetics and artificial insemination. Her veterinary services are offered locally to select clients and animals.

Dryden Peyok Wagyu


Professional Gate opener

No matter how deep the mud or how tall the weeds, Dryden will hop off any moving all terrain vehicle to ensure the gate is ready and the cows stay put. Dryden has also trained one of the cows to ride. A man of many talents.




Currently Adulting Elsewhere 

A graduate of Admiral Farragut Academy, Scanlin now works for one of the largest companies in the nation as a "communication specialist" and passed the torch of "professional gate opener" to his little brother, Dryden.


"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

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