Entering Farmer: #20375

My wife and myself have been involved in agriculture our entire lives. We have both grew up on and worked on various types of farms throughout the years. While I focused on row crops, she focused on raising animals, and when we got together it all seemed to mesh very well. We both attended Penn State University to further expand our education in agriculture.

We currently farm around 100 acres of rented crop land using primarily 100% no till methods. The main cash crops we raise are soybeans and winter wheat, and we have also done some experimentation growing of fall decorations such as sunflowers, pumpkins, and Indian corn. When the cash crops are not growing, we plant cover crops (rye, oats, clover, radishes) in the off season to keep our soil covered. We firmly believe in cover cropping to protect and enhance soil and water quality. By using sustainable practices and treating every acre of land as if it were our own has led us to prosper and be profitable.

We are currently looking for more crop land, grazing land, and facilities to lease to expand our farming operation. It has always been our goal to live and work on a family farm. We hope to work with you and come up with a farm plan/agreement that is mutually beneficial.

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Additional Information:

Will use land for crop production: Yes
Years of Experience: 15
Currently Has Herd: Yes
Herd Description:

My wife and I currently have a small commercial/registered Boer goat herd and Cheviot sheep flock that we are in the process of expanding. We have picked sires of desirable traits and breed yearly. We also evaluate does and ewes born and keep those we see as good future breeding stock.

Agricultural Class & Degree Info:

Penn State University
Major: Agricultural Science
Minor: Leadership Development
2012 graduation

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