The past three years have seen us struggle to find the right person(s) to carry on the farming at the Grain Place. Thanks to the efforts of volunteers we have managed to keep the farm going through several changes of personnel. We think we finally have the right folks in place stabilize farming operations and enable us to enhance our legacy as a pioneering organic farm.
We have a new resident farm family living in the farm house! Raymond and Kathryn Hain moved in on October 28, and Raymond began as Farm Manager on November 1. They are both native Nebraskans, with a wealth of experience and education. Raymond farmed his parent’s family farm in east central Nebraska for several years before he and Kathryn served in Jerusalem as missionaries. Kathryn recently completed a PhD in History at the University of Utah.
We are also pleased to welcome Travis Stumpf to the Grain Place farm team! Travis attended the Farm Tour Day in July and then began coming over from his home in Doniphan, NE to help out. He became a full-time employee this fall. We are grateful to have his passion for regenerative agriculture, his desire to learn and youthful energy.