soybeans • corn
Blooming where you’re planted
It’s what we know and who we are and it dates back many generations. My husband was born knowing he was going to be a farmer and as soon
as I met him, I knew I was going to be a farmer’s wife. It hasn’t always been an easy transition (and to be honest, after 19 years I’m still not sure
I have completely transitioned sometimes!). But life is an adventure to be lived right here where I was planted.
We see our heritage every day
Family Farms in east central Illinois is a fifth-generation farm made up of my husband and me, along with some of my husband’s family – his
parents and brother and sister-in-law. Our No. 1 priority is heritage, as our name implies. Raising corn, soybeans, and some show pigs for fun, we want our kids to know and appreciate agriculture just as their ancestors did right here on this black dirt. That means stewardship must be a top priority with all of our resources, from land to time
to capital. The heart of our business is taking care of the soil that takes care of us.
I’m a lot like you
I’m a wife and a mom just like some of you – I just happened to marry a farmer. Now we get to raise our kids on the farm where they live and breathe farm life day to day. Have questions about how your food is grown and raised? Just ask – I’d love to share my townie-turned-farmwife perspective on it.
About my familyMy husband and I farm with his family in east central Illinois. We raise corn, soybeans, horses and show pigs for fun – along with three kids of our own: Makenna, Jace and Beau.
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