Brock grew up in the Southeast, going back and forth between North Carolina and Florida. Finally, exhausted from trying to decide what to do with his life, and finding none of the conventional options appealing, he decided to try WWOOFing, and explore his passions of being outdoors and working with soil and livestock. Seven years later, after continuous stints of farming in Florida, California, Texas, and Oregon, he decided he wanted to make a home, and a farm here in southern Oregon. He started his first farm business, Black Dog Ranch, in early 2016.
In November of 2016, the farm decided to relocate to the Little Applegate to start Forage & Plow Farm, focusing on pasture-raised livestock and offering a different take on the traditional vegetable CSA with their free-share vegetable CSA.