A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man. – Proverbs 6: 10&11 

Lisa and I are very blessed to have a valued and talented group of people to help us here at Hickory Hill Milk and Farm.  Without them, this dream that God has placed within our hearts and minds and made a reality would not be possible.   We pray that they know how much each and every one is appreciated.

The Farm Team

The Farm Team

The Milking Team

The Milking Team

Benjamin Holmes

Benjamin Holmes

Plant Manager

Benjamin has been a part of Hickory Hill Milk since November 2008 when we began the construction of Hickory Hill Milk Plant. He was there right beside us in the construction and in the planning stages. Now, he is responsible for all of our retail deliveries, inventory planning, and sales records.

Reggie Padgett

Reggie Padgett

Production Manager

Reggie has been with us since 2010. His responsibilities include all aspects of bottling Hickory Hill Milk along with maintaining the inventory of all items needed in the bottling process. He ensures that Hickory Hill Milk is in compliance with all DHEC regulations.

Benjie Holmes

Benjie Holmes

Quality Control Manager

Benji joined Hickory Hill Milk in 2013 after his retirement from SCE & G. His responsibilities include maintaining a good quality finished product along with packaging the milk for distribution.

Don Usry

Don Usry

Farm Manager

Don has been a valued employee of Hickory Hill Farm since 1992. His job responsibilities include all phases of crop production from planting to harvesting. In addition, his job responsibilities include keeping records of nutrient management and equipment maintenance.

Hoover Martin

Hoover Martin

Herdsman

Hoover has been a very reliable member of the Hickory Hill Farm team since 1993. His job responsibilities include all the milking of the dairy herd to ensure the utmost quality of milk for our bottling plan. Hoover begins the first of his two 3.5 hour shifts at 2 a.m. six mornings a week.

Jorge Esquivel

Jorge Esquivel

Calf Manager

Jorge began working with Hickory Hill Farm in 2012. Jorge is a very valued employee because he facilitates everyone’s job. His responsibilities include calf care, landscape maintenance, and relief milking.

Joel Black

Joel Black

Herdsman

Joel joined our team in the summer of 2014. His responsibilities include bull selection and artificial insemination, treating all animals with special needs, hoof care, and also relief milking. Joel came to us with a lot of experience having worked many years in the AI industry and also having owned his own dairy herd.

Miguel Olvera

Miguel Olvera

Milking Assistant

Miguel began working for Hickory Hill Farm in 2014. He is a very enthusiastic worker with a great attitude. He assists Hoover with all of the milking procedures ensuring quality milk. Like Hoover, Miguel’s morning starts early – he starts at 1:30 a.m. because he gets the cows up from the fields so milking can begin at 2 a.m.

Daniel Dorn

Daniel Dorn

Our son

Daniel is a senior at Clemson University majoring in Ag Mech Business. He plans to return to the farm after graduation. We look forward to his return upon graduation. He is busy learning every aspect of the business.

Mills Dorn

Mills Dorn

Our nephew

Mills is a junior at Lander University majoring in History. Mills has been a tremendous help this summer with most of his interests being with the cows and the equipment. Mills is currently undecided about his future.

Jacob Smith

Jacob Smith

Our nephew

Jacob is a junior in high school and started helping us at Hickory Hill on Wednesday afternoons as we sell milk directly from our truck in the Merriwether Community in Augusta. Whether rain, sleet, hail or hot weather, we have continued to service this community and Jacob is a very reliable co-worker.

Jamie Pearson

Graphic Designer

Jamie has been a huge part of our business since we started Hickory Hill Milk in 2008. She has been a tremendous help since day 1. She designed our logo, our brochures, shirts, our business cards, and anything else we needed as well as helping us find the right vendors to help us produce these items ensuring quality for the right price. She has helped to make Hickory Hill Milk a recognized symbol across the state.