I have been “farming” with my dad since I learned how to walk. I studied agronomy in college and worked with new farm technology for a few years, so now I’m bringing my knowledge and background in both back to the family farm and implementing changes to make the farm more efficient and successful as a whole. My wife and I have two sons, and I look forward to raising them with the same values and surroundings that I have been blessed with on the family farm.
THE FREEDOM OF IT ALL
Each year and each day brings a different challenge. I really value that in my work. Being my own boss gives me a lot of freedom to make choices that I think are best for my farm, my family, my animals and the environment around me.
CARING FOR THE LAND
I believe that the most important part of my job is to take care of the land. The land is my main resource; I literally grow my crops and livestock from the ground up. No matter what I do as a farmer, I can only be as successful as the land allows me to be, so I make it a priority to take good care of our soil. You can learn more about my family’s farm, Pasture Grazed, and our focus on soil health on our website pasture-grazed.com.
A FARMER’S RESPONSIBILITY
In today’s world, where we have almost instant access to information, we need to be aware that everything we read or hear isn’t necessarily true. When it comes to food, I want you to form your own opinion about what’s best for your family, but I want you to do so with the real information. That’s why being a farmer today means more than just growing food — it also means doing our best to share what we do with the people who are curious about it.