In Sampson County, in a town called
Turkey, there was a notable real estate sale
of a 1,200-acre equestrian farm in late
December 2021. Known as Longhorn Creek
Ranch, the horse breeding and training
facility and cattle breeding operation sold
for $7.19 million, the top dollar sale in the
North Carolina Regional Multiple Listing
Service for the year. Texas longhorns came
with the sale.
By early summer 2022, a great deal had
changed. With big dreams, husband and wife
real estate development and construction
team Reid and Jaclyn Smith expanded from
their six Clayton, North Carolina, business
ventures into farming.
Top: Reid and Jaclyn Smith, Wilders founders. Right:
The 1,200-acre Wilders farm, in Turkey, North Carolina,
prior to its 2021 purchase.
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