We live in God's County (aka Franklin County, Iowa) where we raise corn, soybeans, pigs and kids! Ian is the 4th generation to farm in his family. Besides having our own rented acres and hogs, we also farm with Ian's dad.
We've both have had a passion for agriculture our entire lives. Ian grew up a mile and a half from where we live now, on a corn, soybean and hog farm and Val grew up near Stanhope, Iowa on a corn, soybean, hog and sheep farm. Even though our paths crossed growing up through 4-H and FFA, we really met at Iowa State where we both graduated - Ian in Ag Business and Val in Ag Communications.
We are happy to be living and working on our family farm, meeting others involved in agriculture, and enjoy getting involved with our community and different ag and community groups - Farm Bureau, Iowa Soybean Association, Extension Council & 4-H, Make A Wish and church.
We'd love to hear from any of you. We are ready to start the new year and can't wait for Spring!
Wow! Time has been flying by since harvest has begun on our farm. Between driving the tractor with catch cart, running farm errands, trying to keep my house presentable, and going to weddings or wedding festivities, I haven't had very much time to blog. Sad to say, but when I have been home, I've either wanted to just sit and relax or sleep!
Harvest has been going pretty good so far. We started with corn harvest a few weeks ago and decided to take out our down…
Last night for supper we had our first pick of sweet corn and it was sooo good!
Last week my family and I kept busy because our local Franklin County Fair was being held. There was only one day last week that between My Farmer and I, we didn't have to be at the fair - We joked around that we can only imagine what are fair schedule will be like when we have kids in 4-H! Overall we had a great time and the weather was great for it. Here is my Top Five Franklin County Fair…Continue