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During last year’s Farm Beautiful contest we received a wide variety of farm signs proudly displaying the farm’s name and owners. Circle A Farms, owned by Scott and Kay Ault, has a unique antler arch, symbolic of the 130 elk herd that lived on the farm from the 1970s to 2010. Today the Ault’s raise a herd of 155 cattle.
Carolyn and Gary Postlewait (shown at left) farm in Canby, Oregon, with their four children. At the entrance to the farm is a sign handcrafted by Carolyn. The Postlewaits farm 80 acres containing hazelnut orchards, Pinot Noir grape vineyards, oats, grass for seed, and Hereford cattle.
This sign greets visitors on Marsha Ralston-Edlinger’s farm. After the death of her husband Jim Ralston, Marsha was remarried to Michael Edlinger. Marsha’s son Jeff and his family also live on the farm. The family runs a cow-calf operation and raises corn, soybeans, hay, wheat, and oats.
Tom and Donna Young farm in Burlingame, Kansas. They named the farm after their horse called “Many Victories”, which is a granddaughter of Secretariat. You may recognize the metal sign; the farm was used as the base of operations for the RFD-TV Series “Tough Grit.” Twenty of the first season’s 24 episodes were shot on the ranch.
In 2010, Patty Hansen took over her father’s farm in Orangeville, Illinois, after he passed away. This truck, named Old Ed, greets visitors to Memory Lane farm.
Gerald and Darlene McMath farm in Shade Gap, Pennsylvania. The couple used to have dairy cows but now grow soybeans, corn, and wheat. “We don’t have cows anymore, but we love the stone,” says Darlene about the carved stone at the left. “We will always display it.”
Gale and Kathy Koenig farm in Castalia, Iowa. Located throughout their flowerbeds are unique signs that proudly display the Koenig name.
In 1915, Lange Farms was established as a livestock and vegetable produce farm in Wind Lake, Wisconsin. Jim, the grandson of the original farmer, proudly farms 1,900-acres of cash crops.
Gaylon and Carolyn Smith live in Ripley, Tennessee, where they operate a cattle farm with their four children. The Smith’s are master beef producers and are beef quality assurance certified.
In 2013, the Behselich’s celebrated 100 years with a family reunion on the farm. This five generation family farm currently has three generations living on it.
Arlene Lingle farms in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania. She bought the farm with her husband in 1953. Her three sons and grandson now farm.
A collection of photos from the 2013 Farm Beautiful contest.