OrgaNick Pastures encompasses two Wisconsin farms owned by Nick Westby and Holly Hornback. The first farm is in Rio and the second is in Marcellon.
Nick bought 25 acres in Rio in 2018 and built a barn shortly thereafter to host a flock of Hy-line layer hens and a processing plant. In early 2020, Nick purchased land in Marcellon, Wisconsin where he has built a barn to host hens laying blue, green, cream, and brown shelled eggs.
Local Family Farm
Nick Westby began his career in agriculture as a farmhand when he was in high school at a farm producing organic fertilizer from chicken manure. As he was learning the ropes around the farm, he quickly started imagining where he could find his niche in the industry.
After graduating high school from Poynette, Nick went to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. During college, Nick continued to work on a chicken farm -- this time in Kewaskum -- and he always fixated on finding his own niche in the chicken farming industry.
Nick's creativity led him to consider a few different options, but none were as attractive as setting a new standard as the first certified humane pasture-raised organic egg company in Wisconsin.