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Our Mission

Our passion is to restore the health of the land we have been blessed to steward, while providing nutrient-dense food to our local communities.

Our desire is to see this land thriving with abundant life from the soil up for many generations to come, and for our family’s table and yours to be blessed by its abundance.

Our belief is that God’s design for His creation is best, and by His grace, we hope to continually farm in a way that honors His design. 

 

Our History

We are 4th generation farmers. Our great-grandfather first farmed the land we are farming as a sharecropper. When our father was a child, the farm was an integrated system of grain crop rotations and multi-species animals. As time went on, farmers were sold on the promises of industrial agriculture. Our farm became like many other farms, using large equipment and many inputs to harvest monocultures of corn, cotton, wheat and sorghum. We "kids" had all moved off the farm, obtained degrees, and worked other jobs. We moved back to the farm out of our desire to continue the family farm, but after five years realized something needed to change.

Catalysts for Change

Faith

We realized that as Christians, we were not farming in accordance with our values. If we believe God created the earth and we want to glorify Him, we should steward creation. Our actions should regenerate the earth, bring healing, and promote life. We were farming the opposite of this.

Health/Nutrition

Through our own health problems, we began to learn about health and nutrition through food. We became aware of the problems that plague our conventional food system and how it is affecting our wellbeing. We realized that we didn’t want to eat the things we were producing on our farm.

Broken System

Three of the five years after we moved back to the farm were some of the worst our father had experienced despite being “good” farmers in our county. We were facing a seemingly endless treadmill of adding more and more inputs with little to no improved results.

New Hope 

At the time, these realizations led us to believe that we had to leave the farm because we didn’t know of another way. Then, by God’s grace we were exposed to Holistic Management and the foundations of soil health. In 2013, we formed Green Fields Farm and embarked on a journey to transition our farm to a regenerative multi-species pasture based farm. 

We have come to the belief that how we manage our soil, plants and animals has a direct impact on the physical and mental health of those who consume the products of our farming choices. We are passionate about producing nutrient-dense foods in a way that heals the land, and we are putting in much effort toward this vision. The calling of bringing food to your table is more than just a business, it is also a personal ministry and responsibility that we do not take lightly!

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Our Farming Practices and Philosophies

Regenerative Practices and Soil Health

We are regenerative farmers. We believe soil health is the key to healthy forages, healthy animals, and healthy people. Our emphasis is on the life of the soil, and we strive to promote life at every decision. This includes stewarding the livestock above ground as well as the “livestock” below the ground, down to the tiniest microbe.

We farm using methods that are designed to increase soil health, conserve precious water, and protect the environment. This creates an ecosystem in which plants and animals can thrive. Out of this, we can provide our local communities with fresh, nutrient-dense food.

Respect for Life, Both Present and Future

We respect the lives of the animals that help sustain us, and we make decisions in light of this. This includes everything... from the good life of grazing diverse forages and frequent movement to fresh paddocks, to humane processing.

We believe the principle that “the needs of the present must be met without compromising the needs of the future.”

Transparent Relationships and Local Food

We feel that a healthy relationship between humans and the environment includes a dedication to local markets that helps reduce our collective footprint and fosters a level of personal connection with the food we consume. We believe it is important to know where your food comes from.

We are committed to open interaction between farmer and consumer, encouraging people to visit and learn how their food is being produced. We believe this kind of transparency promotes healthy and responsibly raised food.

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