About Us

We are a volunteer non for profit. I want to tell you a little bit about us. We started as Team Fat Boyz in 2008 as a couple fat guys fishing, we love it. I had a relative that was in a nursing home and he couldn’t fish like he used to, which got me and my partner thinking. These senior citizens, disabled kids/adults cant just pack up and go because they needed hope and nurses usually don’t want to thread a worm on a hook.

We did this for awhile and Curtis my partner at that time left and moved to southern Illinois and I picked up another partner Justin Hofer Ragsdale, he is not blood but he is like my son.  We noticed a need doing the fishing trips that so many senior citizens are suck inside, lack of visiters and sheer boredom. We started putting things together and then began breeding small farm type animals for therapy for seniors, mentally disabled and assisted living centers. The people love the services we provide FREE of charge. We survive on donations from the public, the members and the sale of surplus animals and other products.

We take these super tamed and trained animals to nursing homes, assisted living and living centers for the mentally handicapped we do NOT charge the centers for anything. We survive on donations from businesses, the public and sometimes me or my members pockets. 

We are a Illinois Registered Non for Profit.

There are many ways to donate, Volunteering, Monitary, Buying food including Hay and straw. We are a verified buisness through Paypal and square and are currently working on Samsung pay & Apple pay. we have a list on Amazon, It’s like a wedding Registry but its just a wish list for item we need. You purchase and they ship it to us. At the bottom of the page will be ways that you can help us to help them.

We sell Duck and chicken eggs, chicken and duck meat, baby goats, bottle babies, goat milk & goat rump and shoulder roast, tenderloins & goat burger. The animals we work into our therapy program stay on the micro-farm for the duration of their lives and they are not butchered.

But that only covers about 50% of our operating budget the rest comes from the public and when that shortfalls it comes from the volunteers if they can. Our animals never do without, but yearly Veteranery care sometimes take us by suprise. We humbley ask for your monitary and/or even volunteer support

We sometimes donate animals to 4-H kids or discounted prices in hopes that they do well. Last year (2019) at the Bond County Fair in Greenville, IL we had a kid Cassidy Beaver who had 2 of our goats one was Whiskey a wither (castrated male) and a doe named Zoey. Whiskey took Champion and Zoey took Champion Reserve.

If you would like to donate to our program we would really appreciate it even if it’s just a dollar. we will add you to our donations page.

Metro East Farms wish list (click here to go)