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Dan Lakey, a third generation farmer in Soda Springs, works to bring in the harvest

Baby Steps

Ezra Lakey started Lakey Farms in 1945 with a focus on small grain production.  Half the acres were in small grains and the other half were summer fallow, with the occasional plow down nitrogen pea crop.  The farm progressed and grew through the years as did the family.

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Don and Chris Taber.

A Family Business

Don Taber was raised on a dairy in Pennsylvania.  His father worked for the Union Pacific Railroad and his mother raised the children while milking cows.   He attended Pennsylvania State University and studied Ag Business along with Dairy Science.  He married Beverly in 1968, and soon after they started their family.

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Fred and Judy Brossy in cover crop field.

A History – and a Future – in Organics

How many discussions of soil health start with a love story? This one does! A love of horses brought Fred and Judy Brossy together. The simple story of boy meets girl while riding the range, doesn't capture their personality and energy, that when united led to a farm legacy in Lincoln county on the scenic Little Wood River.

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John McNabb Jr and sons in a dryland fall planted cover crop with Triticale, Hairy Vetch, Winter Peas, Lentils and Brassicas.

Roots of a No-Till Legend Run Deep

It’s been over a century since the McNabb Family first homesteaded in southeast Idaho. Since those early days, a lot of things have changed, but the one thing that hasn’t changed is that McNabb Farms is family owned and operated. Today John McNabb and his three sons, John Jr, Bill and Mike operate the farm as well as McNabb Grain and McNabb Trucking together.

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Perennial Crop

Idaho farm focuses on soil health to ensure productivity, sustainability

Hamanishi Farms is not your typical farm according to Natural Resources Conservation Service District Conservationist Mike Raymond. He should know. Raymond has worked with the farm’s owners for over 20 years.

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