Our Framework
Our Foundation
The framework of our family farm is based on a strong foundation composed of many different elements.  
  1. Landlords
    We owe much to the people around us. The long term partnerships with landlords who provide us land to farm are very important. They trust us to be good stewards of the land and environment. We really enjoy working and visiting with them.It is of utmost importance to the future that we maintain good farming relationships and practices.
  2. Family
    Without the family involvement and support farming would be impossible. There are many benefits to family farming. The rewards of working with the family bind us together and strengthen our bonds. The farm gives us many challenges and rewards. We feel blessed to be able to pursue a life we love so much.
  3. Friends and Neighbors
    It always feels good to be good neighbors. Helping and supporting each other in times of need is a way of life. Generations have grown up and lived side by side. Often we know as much about our neighbor's ancestry as we do our own, Lifelong friendships are a blessing. We thank all our neighbors and friends.
  4. Conservation
    We strive to preserve the soils, wildlife, waters, and air around us. Future generations rely on us to be able to protect the environment. Right now in the United States we lose 40 Acres of farmland every hour. 24 Million Acres of agricultural land lost since 1982. It is our goal to preserve the earth as we strive to feed the world.
  5. Suppliers
    Suppliers for the farm are also important. We us many supplies such as seed, fertilizer, fuel, machinery, and many more. Many suppliers have become life long friends and we thank them for their support. Other supplies are now purchased online and this is an area that is expanding.
  6. Marketing
    This also is a very important aspect of farming. From river terminals, rail terminals, and local elevators our products head to their destinations all over the world. Without the people and services that help us to sell and move the grain, farming would be nearly impossible.
  7. Technology
    We use GPS technology to guide our equipment in the fields as we fertilize, plant, harvest and spray. Our grain handling and storage has become automated. We use drones and satellite technology to check our fields. Video surveillance is used to watch our grain dryers and storage areas. Adaptation to technology is imperative.
  8. Communications
    Communication has advanced in many areas. The internet has become a major tool. Markets, weather, social media, agriculture forums, web sites, and entertainment are utilized. Mobile phones and business radios serve us in the fields and at home. Just plain talking to our friends and neighbors is still one of the best.