I’m also looking forward to showing the Field Moms around our farm, and putting them in our combine. I love bringing groups through here, and opening their eyes to what modern agriculture is really all about. It’s always interesting to see what the biggest surprises are.
For instance, when we bring teachers here, they’re surprised at how much technology we have on the farm, like GPS and precision farming technology on our machinery.
Another big surprise is that even with our size, it’s still a true family farm. Our farm supports eight families.
And when we go to the feedlot, people are really surprised at how much care we take with each animal. They’re fascinated with the ultrasound, and what we can predict about every heifer and steer.
Even with 3,500 head of cattle, we still know each one individually. Our animals are receiving a lot more care than you’d ever imagine, just driving by the farm.
So I’m really looking forward to the Field Moms visiting. It’ll open up communications – and it’ll be fun and surprising for all of us.
Maple Park, Illinois