Cagle's Dairy Farm in Hickory Flat (Cherokee County), Georgia, was the centering influence of Scott's life for many years. Growing up on the farm and working with several generations of the Cagle family, Scott learned farming from the ground up — in addition to basic lessons of life that can be experienced only on a real working farm.
The dairy farm was established by his grandparents Clayton and Estelle Cagle and two of their sons Albert and Charles in rural North Georgia. Scott's parents, Albert and Bernese Cagle, raised their own family on the farm even as urban sprawl was encroaching on the rural green spaces north of Atlanta.
During grammar school days, Scott learned discipline with farm chores, such as milking the dairy cows before and after school. He also began at a young age working with Border Collies, training them to be working partners on the farm. This proved to become a life-long love with the breed and their herding capabilities. In the late 1980's, Scott started touring the country with his championship Collies, entering and winning competitions in many states. Scott's herding demonstrations at Cagle's Dairy was a high point on the farm tours — for kids and adults alike!
As Scott began to work in management of the company, it was apparent that the countryside was changing. Cherokee County Georgia experienced a boom in growth, both as a center of commerce and as a bedroom community for Atlanta workers. No additional land was available contiguous to the farm for expansion, so life at Cagle's Dairy Farm turned a corner. The family agreed to retain the farm entity as a real working dairy, while adapting facilities to offer farm tours and educational opportunities for school children.
The thrust of re-marketing the farm with resources like the internet was a challenge. Scott helped to lead the way into the agritourism business with new technology, including managing, developing and marketing the agritourism business. Diligent content management and aggressive promotion of CaglesDairy.com grew the viewer base to over 1.8 million hits during October 2005!
Scott is a 'Home Grown' Georgia native, living in Cherokee County all of his life. He was educated at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia. He is a proactive member of the community and is involved in public service. He resides in Canton, Georgia with his wife Laurie and son Tyler.