As chair of American Farm Bureau's Young Farmer and Rancher Committee, Gildner corn, soybean and popcorn farmer Zach Hunnicutt and wife Anna use their new-media savvy to talk on a national level about the issues farmers in their 20s and 30s face. Listen to this Nebraska TV's August Farm Family of the Month talk about how their fifth generation farm operates daily.
Mike Korth, a soybean farmers from Randolph, Nebraska, sits down to talk about the importance of exports to the soybean industry. Nebraska farmers have a logistical advantage when shipping their soybeans to Mexico, Asia and the Pacific Rim due to their western location. Nebraska soybeans are shipped all over the world to help feed a growing population at home and abroad and create a positive trade balance for the US.
The story of the Ladenburger's farm, near Stratton, is the story of much of Nebraska agriculture. The family farm, passed down through the generations, now grows wheat, corn and beef cattle in a cooperative venture between father, brothers and their families, with the goal, says Nick Ladenburger, of making sure the focus on faith, family and farm "goes on from here."
Local chefs, grocery store directors and dieticians boarded a bus for the unique opportunity to tour three Nebraska farms. They wanted to see and hear for themselves how crops and animals are raised for food.
Leslie Boswell, a farmer in the Shickley area, explains the difference between family farms vs. corporate farms on NTV News.