Justin Butts is a pioneer farmer, radio show host, writer, and former Senior National Sales Executive with The Coca-Cola Company.
He left a highly successful career in corporate America to build his own pioneer farm from scratch. He transformed the rugged wilderness into the most successful small-scale farm in the region.
As creator, writer, and host of “Your Wholesome Heritage Garden,” a popular regional FM radio program, Justin reaches thousands of listeners each week with new content. His monthly columns and features for The Bend Magazine in Corpus Christi and EASTside Magazine in Austin reach over 100,000 readers each month.
Justin has studied farming techniques at small-scale farms around the world. His travels have taken him to Europe, India, the Himalayas, Japan, Mexico, Central America, Africa, the Arctic, and across North America. He has extensively researched historic farming methods by Native Americans and pioneer settlers and modernized these techniques in the real-world laboratory of a working farm.
Justin served as an Army Airborne Ranger in 2nd Ranger Battalion, Ft. Lewis, WA. He graduated Magna cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA from Texas A&M—Corpus Christi. He also attended Texas State University where he was elected student body president.
Justin has been featured in the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibit “H2O Today,” The Washington Times, USA Today Agriculture Report, Corpus Christi Caller-Times, KRIS-6 TV, KIII-3 TV, the Heritage Radio Network, Edible Austin, and other publications.
He is a loving husband to his dietitian/writer/chef wife, Kayla Butts, and a devoted dad to his three daughters.
On August 26, 2017, the eye wall of Hurricane Harvey destroyed Justin’s farm, along with much of his town. He has rebuilt Four String Farm once again from scratch: stronger, smarter, and more productive than ever.