A former Texas BBQ food truck owner, Kyle Lewallen found himself in northeast Georgia after meeting and marrying his now wife, Caroline. Our paths crossed when Caroline was attending Texas A&M University for graduate school. (Fun fact, we met in a small group at church!)
Together, we dreamed of starting and running an entrepreneurial adventure together and to name it 'teXga'. The name 'teXga' combines our two home states - Texas and Georgia - plus our love for BBQ and beef cattle. Additionally, in the livestock world, a capital 'X' represents an animal being crossbred - but at our farm, their backgrounds and expertise are also diverse and blended together.
The animals we raise are primarily Angus cattle. Our backgrounds are certainly different. Kyle was raised in Austin, Texas, and has no agricultural background other than cooking agricultural products via BBQ smokers. He has a degree in business from Texas A&M. Caroline grew up raising and showing livestock and has two degrees in agriculture (UGA, Texas A&M). Prior to teXga, Caroline was the marketing coordinator at Jaemor Farms, a nearby (Must visit!) produce farm and market. teXga allows us to combine both of our interests and expertise in raising animals and agribusiness, plus being a voice for our beloved agriculture industry.
We feel that the Lord continues to open doors for this farm, and are grateful for the opportunity to own this piece of dirt. In July of 2017, we jumped at the opportunity to found teXga literally as soon as we owned the keys to the front gates.
Since 2017 we have worked to clean up our property and bring it back to the condition required to raise quality beef cattle. We sold our first beef boxes in April 2019 and have continued to expand our product line thanks to customer feedback and support. Today customers have the option to purchase a box (per our original business plan), or a few steaks at a time... or even a whole animal!
Our 'herd' continues to expand at the farm by both four...and two legs! We welcomed our first child in October 2020 and are enjoying every moment of watching Kemper grow up at teXga. He joins us often at the barn weighing steers, checking them in the pasture and of course greeting customers at the barn for order pick ups!