Millard's Turtle Farm has been family owned and operated since 1980. The farm was originally started in Birmingham, Iowa by Sam's father, Fred Millard, Sr. Fred and wife Carolyn moved to Holdenville, Oklahoma in 1996 to start a new farm and retired in 2002. Sam has been working with turtles since he was a young boy. He moved here in 2003 to help his father and expand the business. He purchased the farm and is now the sole owner and operator. Sam is married to wife Sommer, and has 5 children: Trenten, 11, Mahlon, 7, Jason, 6, SamiJo, 4, and Ryann, 6 months.