skip to Main Content

Poplar View Farm is a small family farm located near the foothills of Willis Mountain in Buckingham County in the heart of Virginia.

We have recently sold our sheep flock in preparation for our move to Madison County, Virginia.  If you are seeking quality breeding stock, please contact us privately and we can refer you to some other reputable breeders.  Be sure to tell us what you’re seeking and where you’re located when you contact us.  Thank you.

David Wise, President of Poplar View Farm LLC, (pictured above) grew up on his family’s farm in Buckingham County Virginia where he now owns and operates a portion of that original farm.  Growing up David was active in FFA, 4-H, Boy Scouts, and his church.  He helped his family raise broiler chickens for Holly Farms and later Tyson Foods, as well as beef cattle, hay, and some row crops.  David first became interested in raising sheep when his brother graduated from Virginia Tech and came home and started a flock of Western ewes.  He assisted his brother some with lambing, shearing, etc. and gained an early understanding of some of the day-to-day requirements for being a successful shepherd.  After graduating from Buckingham County High School, David attended Virginia Tech where he majored in Poultry Science but also took Sheep Production and a variety of classes throughout the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences there to broaden his knowledge and understanding of agriculture, agribusiness, economics, nutrition, crops, and pasture management.  David graduated from Virginia Tech in 1989 with a Bachelors of Science in Poultry Science and also was a brother of the National Agriculture Fraternity, Alpha Gamma Rho.  After graduation, David worked in the poultry industry in North Carolina and Virginia for five years.  In 1994, David became an Insurance Agent serving the insurance needs of farmers and rural Virginians.  In 2009, David decided to become an independent insurance agent where he still specializes as an Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist.  In 2014, David decided to begin farming again in addition to operating his insurance practice.  He began raising Katahdin hair sheep, Boer Meat Goats, and free-range laying hens along with help from his wife and children.  In 2017, they decided to sell their Boer Meat Goat herd and added Texel sheep to their growing Katahdin sheep flock.

Sherri Wise, Vice President of Poplar View Farm LLC, (pictured above) grew up in Madison County Virginia on Courthouse Mountain on land overlooking her grandmother’s beef cattle farm.  Sherri loved animals even as a child and visited her grandmother’s farm often to see the cattle.  Sherri’s father also raised cattle so she loved visiting the cows and baby calves, accompanying him as he repaired fences, etc.  Sherri graduated from Longwood College (now University) with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and later with a Masters in College and Community Counseling.  Sherri and David met while each was active in the Virginia Jaycees and they married in 1992.  Sherri now works full time in the mental health field and assists David after her normal work day with vaccinating baby lambs, washing and packing eggs, etc.

Tanner Wise, David and Sherri’s son, has grown up being active in FFA, 4-H, and his church youth group.  He served as President of the Buckingham 4-H Livestock Club and showed livestock (sheep, goats, and hogs) for nine years.  He served as President of the Buckingham Middle School FFA and later served as President of the Buckingham Sr. FFA Chapter as well.  He competed for several years at the Virginia State Fair giving AgriScience Demonstrations related to the sheep and goat industry.  Tanner received his State FFA degree and also received the State Proficiency Award in Sheep Production at the 2022 Virginia FFA Convention at Virginia Tech.  He became a 4-H All Star at the 2022 Virginia 4-H Congress at Virginia Tech.  All Star is the highest recognition in 4-H.  Tanner attended the 2023 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis where he received his American degree.  The American degree is the highest award in the National FFA organization.  Tanner grew up assisting us each day on the farm with various chores related to the care of the sheep and free-range laying hens.  Tanner graduated from Buckingham County High School and Southside Virginia Community College concurrently in May 2022 with his high school diploma and an Associates degree in General Studies – Agribusiness Specialization.  In May 2024 Tanner graduated from Virginia Tech with his B.S. degree in Animal & Poultry Sciences.  He is currently seeking employment within the agriculture industry.

Back To Top