We both grew up as “farm kids” and wanted nothing more than to raise our own children on the farm. We grow corn, soybeans, wheat and hay, and also sell home-raised freezer beef to local consumers. Our three kids all share a passion for both farming and taking care of livestock.
TAKING PRIDE IN OUR WORK
The Meyer Saathoff Family Farm is located 45 miles south of Chicago near the Will/Kankakee County line in Manteno. We crop farm in partnership with my parents, and my brother is also involved in the livestock enterprise. Our goal is to produce crops and beef of the best quality possible. We want to make the best use of the land that’s been given to us and preserve it for future generations.
A FIRSTHAND VIEW
When asked the best part about being a farmer, where can we even begin? There are so many things that make this job great. From witnessing calves being born, to watching a corn crop go from seedling to maturity, it’s awesome witnessing nature’s miracles firsthand every day.