Lessons From a Young Farmer: “We Need to Be Open to Other Ways of Cultivating the Land”

Ty Schmidt hopes to inspire his peers to farm with future generations in mind.

On Sperfslage Farm, Success Means Preserving a Way of Living

Cousins Mark and Mikeal Sperfslage are working to promote sustainable livestock practices while narrowing the gap between eaters and farmers.

Being a Good Farmer and Neighbor With Niman Ranch

Through sustainable practices, Niman Ranch Farmers Cody and Morgan Wickerham are farming for a better food system for today and the future.

Farm Rescue Helps Farming and Ranching Families in the Midwest

Since its founding in 2005, Farm Rescue has assisted nearly 700 family farmers in times of crisis.

Multigenerational Farming on Mineral Valley Farms

Farmer Brendan Kleiboeker reflects on his experience as a 6th generation farmer, his commitment to farming and agriculture, and the ways that Niman Ranch supports him and his farm.

More Than a Farmer Network, Niman Ranch Is a Family

In the 20 years since Penny and Dean Janousek became a part of the Niman Ranch network, their commitment to sustainable farming has never wavered.

Meatpacking Plant Closures Create Continued Economic Hardships for Hog Farmers

Since meatpacking plants closed in response to COVID-19 outbreaks, hog farmers are trying to figure out what that means for them.

We Are All in This Together: Supporting Communities and Farmers Through a Crisis

As a Niman Ranch farmer, Shalen DeBrower highlights how meaningful it is to be a part of a farming community while promoting sustainability.

Holly Rippon-Butler Talks Young Farmers, COVID-19

“We need to make investments for young farmers as a resource for this country”

A Grandson Continues the Family Legacy at Palmquist Farms

Austin Palmquist discusses his role as a young farmer with Niman Ranch and motivation for sustainably raising 400 hogs annually in this week’s Farmer Friday feature.