Jeff Poppen, the Barefoot Farmer, is the owner and operator of one of the oldest and largest organic farms in Tennessee. For the past 15 years, Poppen has appeared on Nashville PBS' television program "Volunteer Gardener," for over 20 years he has written a gardening column for the Macon County Chronicle, and he is the author of two books, The Best of the Barefoot Farmer Vol. 1 & Vol. 2. Poppen runs a CSA program with the food he grows, using about 8 acres of his farmland and with about 40 head of cattle.