About Gradwohl’s Happy Mountain® Farm
Of the 26 breeds of miniature cattle worldwide that are registered in the Miniature Cattle Breeds Registry, 18 of the breeds have been developed at this farm. There are over 20,000 of these miniature cattle breeds worldwide. The company has been around since 1966. Come visit the farm beef store, the miniature cattle, and talk with the farmer, Richard and his wife, Arlene. They are actively involved with farming and raising their cattle.
About the farmer:
Richard Gradwohl, the farmer/owner has had an extensive background in business and is a miniature cattle guru and lists the following credentials:
Richard is Professor Emeritus Richard (‘affectionately called “Happy”‘) H. Gradwohl
MS, MBA, Honorary Doctorate in Animal Sciences – IMCBS 2002
President – Happy Mountain Miniature Cattle Farm Corporation
Tenured College Professor – 34 years
Director – Miniature Cattle Breeding Research Facility
Book Author “Beginners Guide to Starting Your Own Miniature Cattle Business”
Washington State University Livestock Advisor
Founding Director – International Miniature Cattle Breeders Society
Commissioner (retired) – King County Agriculture Commission
2002 — Wildlife Steward of the Year
Lecturer/Instructor – Entrepreneurship/Marketing/Small Business Management
Consultant – Business Management.
He’s quite knowledgeable and very engaging as a speaker, teacher, and farmer.