This Firth dairy lives the farm day in and day out
Prairieland Dairy's Dan Rice says, “We don’t really separate dairying from family.” As owner and manager, the multi-generational dairy farmer understands the commitment it takes to be successful at it. “It’s a 24/7 job. If our life is interrupted by the dairy, that’s just the way it is. The cows’ needs come first.”
Hamlot Farms' Jeff Beattie, from Sumner, says, "We may have an 'Incorporated' behind our name, but we are a family farm. We're family owned, and that's the way I hope it always is." Watch how this fifth- (approaching sixth-) generation hog farm takes care of its land and animals in order to take care of its family members.
Mike Bergen, from Henderson, talks about how today's technology, like targeting his fertilizing via GPS, reducing the amount of tillage he performs and rotating crops from season to season, helps improve the sustainability of his family's corn and soybean farm.
Read more of Anne's thoughts on her Feedyard Foodie blog.