For Brian and his wife, Shawna, farming is a way of life. “It’s what’s in our blood, and it’s what we’ve grown up knowing,” said Brian. But that doesn’t mean it’s always been easy.
"I got into farming for myself because I love being outdoors and working with ever-changing technology,” said Brian. “The constant changes keep it interesting, but also make it very challenging—and these challenges are what keep it fun.”
For years, Brian farmed red wheat, but has recently transitioned entirely to white wheat. “We’re willing to take some risks and be at the beginning of trends, but we don’t usually want to be the first ones to try something new,” said Brian. Every growing season, new seeds are available to grain farmers, but not all of them work out. Brian explained that his neighbors first tested a white wheat crop in their fields, and after a successful yield, Brian’s farm joined them.