Courtney shares her husband’s passion and commitment to the family farm and all that comes with it. Her goal is to make sure the family implements sustainable farming practices. They are beginning to use no-till farming practices to reduce erosion and soil compaction. Courtney remarked, “The big advantage to no-till operations is the time you save. Time is the resource that farmers never have enough of, so going to a minimal-till operation really saves time, as well as fuel.”
Even though farming has changed drastically since Brian’s grandfather owned the land, he is extremely passionate about the farming way of life. He says, “I love it. I think it is the best lifestyle a person can have. We live off the land, we work with our hands, we watch everything grow and harvest our own crops. There is so much fulfillment in that. It is a great way to raise a family. It is a great way to make a living.”
Brian and Courtney, along with Brian’s parents, will continue putting in the long, hard hours to ensure both farms remain sustainable and profitable for the next generation.