KNOW YOUR FARMERS
Farming alongside his grandpa as a young boy, Kyle cultivated a passion for farming early in life. His dream was always to farm, though not having come from a farm himself, wasn't quite sure what that would look like or how to get there. Having also not come from a farm myself, I didn't stumble upon my passion for farming until I attended college at a largely agricultural university. When Kyle and I met back in 2016, we knew we wanted to make our dream of farming a reality, someway and somehow. We went on drives across SW WI, scouring the countryside in hopes we would find a farm for sale that wasn't listed yet, making plans, and dreaming of one day having our own farm. Four years later, we were able to make that vision come to life in 2020, when we purchased our first farm in Blanchardville, WI thanks to the kindness of the previous owners that wanted to see a young couple make this place come to life. At 26 and 28 years old, we took on the seemingly impossible task of turning a non-working farm, back into a working farm, all while both working full time jobs, having our wedding at the farm, remodeling the house, welcoming our first son into the world, and living an hour from any family. It's been quite the journey to get here, and we're not done yet, but we are so glad to be here! The blood, sweat, tears, long days and late nights we have poured into this place have shaped us into the passionate farming family we are today.
Some people think we are crazy for raising 100% grass fed and grass finished beef. Why not raise cows the "conventional" way in a feedlot with corn? To that we say "why not raise cows the biologically normal way?"
We have a passion for raising animals the way nature intended. Regenerative farming is what's best for the land, the animals, and the end consumers of the meat. We pride ourselves on our hands-off approach to managing the animals on our farm. These are core values of our farm that we will stand by until the end of time.
We hope you enjoyed our story and that you, too, share the same values as we do.
Signed, Rachel Banigan