For us, farming truly is a family affair. No other “career” would allow my children complete access to their family legacy. Every day comes a new lesson from grandparents or uncles and aunts about our families’ histories, our knowledge of the land and our responsibility to mankind. Sounds dramatic, but when your job is to feed, fuel and clothe the world, it all makes perfect sense.
FARMING FROM ALL SIDES
Our whole family is involved in the farm. Literally. On Andy’s side, we farm with his dad, mom, brother and sister-in-law. Everyone has their own responsibilities and we often meet to address how the farm is managed. Our children, Ethan and Nattie, are the eighth generation on the Pratt farm. We’re truly blessed to live a few miles from both our home farms and both sets of grandparents and siblings.
OPENING OUR DOORS FOR 40+ YEARS
We raise corn, soybeans and seed corn on our farm in Dixon. The family farm has been open to visitors, including non-farm neighbors, urban Chicago moms and teachers, and farmers from around the globe for nearly half a century.