Poplin Farms is owned and operated by Shane Poplin and his wife Jill Klosterman.

Shane grew up in Albemarle where his family raised cattle and sheep. Shane graduated from NC State in 1996  with a double major in agriculture business management and horticultural science. After graduation he started a hay business specializing in horse-quality alfalfa and orchardgrass, and continued to raise Black Angus cattle after his father retired.

Shane and Jill met in 2006 and in 2012 were married on the farm.  Jill started growing and selling produce and their grassfed beef at farmers markets in 2009;  currently at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market on Saturdays, year round.