Jim arrived at Wolfe’s Neck Center over five decades ago. In October 1968, Mr. and Mrs. L.M.C. Smith invited Jim’s father, Charlie DeGrandpre to come to Maine to join them in developing their visionary organic beef farm, with a focus toward educating and demonstrating organic principles, and providing quality organic beef to a national audience Jim’s family even lived in the Little River Farmhouse, which now houses our admin offices and serves as the hub for educational programs!
These days, Jim serves as our charismatic Director of Visitor Services and helps to welcome thousands of guests to the farm every year. Jim’s expertise, historical knowledge, and passion for Wolfe’s Neck Center are an integral part of our daily operations.