Meet your Farmers

Meet Your Farmers

Meet Your Nebraska Farmers: Why Family and Farm are Inseparable

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.” 

Meet Your Nebraska Farmers: Five Generations of Hog Farming

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.

What does Jeff mean by "farrowing" and other terms? Use the link below to ask your farm-related questions and we'll get you a response from a real Nebraska farmer.

Meet Your Nebraska Farmers: Innovative Technology Supports Sustainability

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.

Have a question about how or why Mike does something to grow the food you ultimately sell? Use the link below to ask and we'll get you a response from a real Nebraska farmer. 

Meet Some Real Nebraska Farmers

Anne Burkholder, Will-Feed Inc., from Cozad:

'When We Assume Care for an Animal, I Take a Personal Responsibility to Always Care for that Animal'

Read more of Anne's thoughts on her Feedyard Foodie blog.

Would you like to ask a question of a working Nebraska cattle farmer like Anne on behalf of your customers? Use the comment form below to ask and we'll find an answer for you.



Supported by the Nebraska Corn Board

The Nebraska Corn Board, on behalf of 23,000 corn farmers in Nebraska, invests in market development, research, promotion and education of corn and value-added products. The board aims to work closely with the farmer-to-consumer food chain, to educate everyone about the role corn has in our everyday healthy lives. The Nebraska Corn Board is proud to sponsor the Farmer Goes to Market program to help bring its mission of expanding demand and value of Nebraska corn to the consumer, through the strongest touch point in that chain: the Nebraska retail grocer.

Supported by the Nebraska Farm Bureau

The farm and ranch families represented by Nebraska Farm Bureau are proud sponsors of the Farmer Goes to Market program. We take great pride in supporting Nebraska's agricultural foundation. A key part of that effort is to make sure we produce safe and affordable food. This newsletter is an important part of our effort to connect the two most important parts of the food chain -- the farmer and the grocer -- with the goal of increasing consumer awareness and information about how their food is raised in Nebraska.

In patnership with the Nebraska Grocery Industry Association

The Nebraska Grocery Industry Association was formed in 1903 by a group of Omaha grocery store owners, wholesalers and vendors to allow them to promote independent food merchants and members of the food industry, and to promote education and cooperation among its membership. NGIA continues to represent grocery store owners and operators, along with wholesalers and vendors located throughout Nebraska, by promoting their success through proactive government relations, innovative solutions and quality services. NGIA offers efficient and economical programs. NGIA also lobbies on both a state and national level, ensuring that the voice of the food industry in Nebraska is heard by our representatives.