FARM AND RANCH FAMILIES CULTIVATING GOOD FOOD, HEALTHY LAND AND RURAL VITALITY
Food Sovereignty Program Coordinator at Thunder Valley, Ernest Weston, has big goals for his community.
Ellen is the Chairperson for the La Grande Community Garden. She loves watching the garden unite the community.
Hyatt Family Farm
Hyatt Family Farm is a family run, pasture raised pork operation in Milbank, South Dakota. The farm has a mission to educate and nourish the community.
The Nash Family runs Nash Farms in Carbon County, Montana.
Wyoming rancher Judy McCullough has been fighting against big meat packer conglomerates for decades.
Sara has spent the past five years embracing the chaos that comes with running a ranch, marketing a product and becoming a mom.
Trish Jenkins and Jeremy Smith are new farmers in Spearfish, South Dakota.
Christina connects with her ancestors and community through her passion for wholesome food.
Aaron’s family was mocked for switching to organics in the 60s…today their operation is flourishing.
After finding refuge from oil fields the Mogen family’s health and livelihood was threatened again by a factory farm.
Gilles is adamant that, in order to have a fair trade system, we need to prioritize communities over corporations.
Ferguson Family Ranches is a mid-scale operation utilizing rotational grazing, conservation easements and the help of the entire family.
Depending on the time of the year, Ian Caselli has two very different jobs.
Luc and Rachel Bourgault
The Bourgaults are local producers outside of Sheridan, Wyoming.
Vegetable gardener Carol helped ward off methane development in Clear Creek Valley during the methane boom in Wyoming.
Tony ranches in Crawford, Colorado. He’s speaking up in defense of cattle and talking about the importance of proper management.
Mabel has fought for American farmers and ranchers for 30 years.
Brittany is a local producer in Luther, Montana. She’s fighting for markets that work for her, her family and her community.
Monica helped the Cottage Food Law pass in Colorado.
Jeanie Alderson and Terry Punt
Jeanie and Terry run a cow-calf and a specialized wagyu operation in Birney, Montana.
Native American Natural Foods
Karlene Hunter and her business partner Mark Tilsen created Native American Natural Foods and the Tanka Bar to help her community prosper.
Shiloh Valley Family Farm
The Shaw family farms and ranches in Sheridan, Wyoming.
Third-generation rancher Steve Charter is using soil regeneration to better his operation and mitigate climate change.
Farmhand Stephanie Rael works at Peaceful Belly Farm in Boise, Idaho. She is fighting for the protection of farmland in the county.
Tom wants to see farms supporting families again. In 2017, the USDA noted that the average American farm operated at a net loss — requiring off-farm income and health insurance just to break even.
On his sixtieth birthday, Wink Davis gave himself a present. He and his wife, Max Eisele, bought a farm in Hotchkiss, Colorado.
Doug Yankton Senior, the Crow Hill District Representative of Spirit Lake Nation and the Tribal Vice Chairman, is fighting the proposed Devils Lake factory farm with the support of Spirit Lake Nation.
Devils Lake Factory Farm
Devils Lake and the surrounding counties are threatened by a CAFO that would produce 44,000 piglets a year. The area is known for serious flooding, making it a huge environmental concern for intensive animal agriculture.
Scott Horner is a local producer in Paonia, Colorado. He explains why the Farm Bill is important for everyone — not just farmers.
Susan shares her thoughts on the Green Revolution and how the movement altered American farming forever.