Hogan’s Magnolia View Farm is just outside of Carrboro. The Hogan family has farmed this land for over 240 years. Rob Hogan and his wife Ann Leonard began raising grass fed beef about ten years ago. For the past decade, they have sold their grass fed beef directly from the farm. Ann continues that tradition now, with Rob’s unexpected death from a farming accident in 2010.
Rob was a professional farmer and a graduate of the Agricultural Institute at N. C. State University. He worked with cattle throughout his entire life, including 20 years as a dairy farmer.
We are certified by the state to sell meat (Reg. No. 393). Our cattle live happily in the Calvander area. We are personally committed to supporting access to locally produced agricultural products.
The Hogan family has been farming this land since 1757. Rob was a 9th generation farmer. The early years of the farm were subsistence farming. The Hogan family raised their own food, chickens, pork and beef, sold timber and served as active members of the early Calvander (named for Calvin Andrews) community. They also traveled around the county, thrashing wheat for other farmers. In the early 1930′s, the Hogan brothers (Henry, Jack, Glen and Hubert) ran the first electrical line from town to Calvander.
In 1930, Lake Hogan Farm was formed and operated as a commercial dairy for over 65 years. Many generations of UNC students remember swimming and relaxing at Lake Hogan.