Stacy Martin grew up in the suburbs of Rothschild, Wisconsin. It wasn’t until after she graduated from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point with a Bachelor of Science degree in soil and land management in 2007, that she was finally able to begin raising animals for food. In 2008, she married Rick (a lineman for the power company, avid fisherman, and hunter), and they settled in Junction City, Wisconsin, where they built their home on 40 acres of land. Stacy began rotationally grazing beef cattle and later added chickens and pigs. All animals are raised with love in nature on healthy pasture.
In her professional career, Stacy worked in conventional, large-scale agriculture as an agronomist and Certified Crop Adviser for a large dairy CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation) in Wisconsin from 2007 to 2013. To satisfy her interest in physical fitness and helping others achieve a healthier lifestyle, Stacy also worked as a Certified Personal Trainer in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, she began inspecting and issuing discharge permits to large CAFO’s in 16 counties of Wisconsin as an environmental regulator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Throughout her decade spent in conventional, large-scale agriculture, Stacy witnessed the negative consequences to this food production system, and became aware of the lack of true environmental protection.
After leaving her job as an environmental regulator for the government on Earth Day in 2016, she decided to combine her interests in rotational grazing, raising animals for food, ecosystem management, and personal development into entrepreneurship. She named her passion MooPoo Ranch. Stacy’s main focus now is promoting small-scale food production, as it relates to raising animals in alignment with oneself and nature. Her intention is to inspire more people to begin raising their own animals for food and assist them in gaining a deeper connection to life.
Stacy’s experiences and teachings can be found in her first book, One with Nature, One with Love.