Our Team


Richard & Sue Masson, Owners

Richard and Sue Masson founded Golden Age Farm, LLC in 1998. Golden Age is active in a number of agricultural endeavors including row crop farming in Iowa and Missouri, and cattle and horse farming in central Kentucky. The Massons are originally from California but now consider Kentucky their home. 


Caleb Schaeffer

Caleb Schaeffer grew up in rural Michigan with a deep appreciation for the beef cattle industry, he attended Michigan State University and obtained a degree in Animal Science and was on the Livestock Judging Team and active in 2006. From there, he received his Masters in Ruminant Nutrition at the University of Kentucky and enjoyed a career in corporate agri-business prior to returning to his roots and being involved in hands on beef production each day at Golden Age Farm. Caleb serves in the role of Cattle Manager and oversees day-to-day operations.


Shelby Olson Jones

Shelby Olson comes from a background rich in the purebred cattle industry as well as crop production. Raised in Illinois on a diversified agricultural enterprise, her work ethic and level of responsibility is much appreciated here at Golden Age. Though, she is long time Shorthorn Breeder, she is well versed in the industry as a whole and we are grateful that she is part of the labor force here at the farm. Shelby has a B.S. in Animal Science from Illinois State and took advantage of being in the heart of the purebred Angus country and worked at a notable and nationally recognized operation while living in Bloomington.