In 2005, with two small children in tow, Benjamin and Jillian Prout purchased land that is now known as Prout’s Jollyview Farm. Their goal was, and still is, to run it as a small family farm that is both sustainable and connected to the community. The name "Jollyview" is a combination of the Prout's family names: Ben, Jillian, Polly, Oliver, and Wright.
Ben has a bachelor's degree from Penn State in Agricultural Science. Jillian has a bachelor's degree from Kutztown in Fine Arts (Photography and Painting). Polly recently graduated from Penn State with a degree in Agricultural Science (concentration in Management and Leadership), and Oliver is soon to graduate from Penn State with a degree in Bio-Systems Engineering (concentration in Off-road Equipment). "We Are!!"
There are a few additional aspects of Prout's farm business. One is the custom raising of dairy and beef heifers. Customers bring just-weaned calves which will be fed, vetted, and artificially inseminated if necessary. The Prouts also grow commodities crops - such as field corn, rye, soybeans, and hay to feed the cattle.