Andy Bettencourt has been a farmer in training for most of his 25 years. As a young boy he would follow his dad and the hired hands around the Crows Landing, California, farm, eager to learn all aspects of the operation.
Julie and Darrell Schoeneberg wanted to do more to protect the safety of their two young children on their family cattle and grain farm near Poynette, Wisconsin. With a third child on the way, they applied for a Farm Family Safety Incentive Grant to help o
You can't pull the wool over Ben and Stella Elgorriaga's eyes. They've seen it all from hard times to good times. After some soul-searching, the couple decided to partner with another farmer in order to get back on their feet. Four years later, they closed
Howard Wuertz and his wife, Jewell, have two sons, Greg and David, and two daughters, Carol and Sarah. All but Sarah, who lives in Phoenix, work in the business. Today they're facing a new era of looming water shortages and explosive urban development.