Sedgewood Plantation is 100% family run with no outside labor. This is made possible by ingenuity, increased efficiencies gained with creative uses of technology and machinery, and sheer determination to accomplish what must be done. Listed below are the people responsible for making this happen.
Bill was raised on this farm and began managing the cattle operation after his Daddy's death in 1965 while he was still in high school. Although he is born and bred a cattleman, Bill has pursued other endevors, first as a Chemical Engineer and later as a Medical Doctor. His life goals have been to raise a terrific family, restore and preserve Sedgewood Plantation, and build the best Registered Angus herd in the Mississippi.
Nancy came from Louisiana to go to Nursing School at Mississippi College and stayed on to be the Head Nurse of the Pediatric Emergency Room and the Pediatric Outpatient Clinics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. After our third child was born, Nancy retired from Pediatric nursing at UMMC to stay home to raise her babies and become the Head Nurse for the many Angus babies born each calving season.
Ann Howard Hinds &
Ashley Howard Schurch
The Faces of Sedgewood Plantation
Nancy's sister, Judy, initially came from Louisiana to restore Sedgewood's stained glass and stayed on to become the right hand for Bill and Nancy on the farm. Judy is a Jack-of All-Trades that can do literally anything and everything. What she lacks in size is more than made up for by her determination and imagination.
Prior to getting married and moving out of state, Ann and Ashley clipped pastures during the summer, helped work the cattle, and added immeasurable life to our universe here at Sedgewood.
Ann completed her Doctorate Degree in Audiology and now practices in Alexandria, Virginia. Her husband Andrew finished Law School at LSU and is in a law practice in nearby Manassas, Virginia.
Ashley is a professional photographer and graphic artist for her business Ashley Schurch Fine Art Photography. Ashley and her husband Zach also live in Alexandria, Virginia., where he is a dentist at the Air Force medical center in Washington, D.C.
Millie and Belle lived to be 15 years old but will forever be our "puppies". When they were younger we counted on them to help us move and work cattle. When they were older they could only ride and supervise. We will miss our sweet "puppies" - they were like our kids......and Millie was "Daddy's Girl".....
John is the oldest of our three children. His time is limited now that he is in a Family Medicine residency in Houston, Texas. He is married to Allison Taylor, an ICU RN and a wonderful girl just like his Mom! John developed this website, can weld and repair equipment, and helps with the cattle when he can get back home.