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FAMILY FARMING

Most farms in the U.S. are family farms. That means we work alongside our siblings, spouses, parents, cousins and in-laws to raise crops and livestock as a family business. It’s not for the faint of heart! Yet it’s a way of life that has endured for generations because of what our families have contributed.

In the U.S. about 89% of farms are small family farms that operate 45% of farmland. Midsize and large-scale family farms grow the majority of the food we eat. Overall, family farms account for 98% of total U.S. farms and 83% of the country’s total food production. We’re really proud of that!

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

When farmers and ranchers like us get together, we love to talk because of what we learn from each other. Each acre on a farm is different, and likewise each of our animals are different. We make decisions based on what we think is best for our land, the soil, the air we all breathe, our waterways and the animals in our particular care.

Talking together often gives us fresh ideas for how to combat issues and create new opportunities. It’s one of the ways that help us to improve and sustain our farms for the long-term. There are a lot of different ways to talk about about sustainable agriculture. Did you know that the U.S. Congress actually has a definition for it? From a broad perspective, sustainable agriculture is defined as an integrated system of plant and animal production practices that will, over the long term:

FEATURED VIDEOS

Farm Math

Wind Turbines

Our Family Farm

FEATURED BLOGS

Rachel Gray grew up raising cattle with her dad Then she made a bold change to their operation when she took over the farm
Most people know that cattle eat grass and hay But how do they get the just right amount of feed that they need all year
Andrea Kientzy a Missouri beef cattle and row crop farmer has learned that being flexible is what can make things truly memorable
Mother nature can be cruel Joan reflects on the extra measures that can prevent the grief and hardship of losing cattle
Today Katie is a farming entrepreneur in Kansas but it all started with one lamb in 4th grade