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The First Gen Farmer – Meet The Elliotts of Maeday Farm

tfrnetwork October 28, 2019 No Comments

The First Gen Farmer – Meet The Elliotts of Maeday Farm

  Meet Meredith and Steven Elliott of Maeday Farm in Walnut Hill FL One of the most appealing aspects of farming is that it allows you to become much more self-sufficient. It’s a career where you can continue to learn something new, and keep trying different techniques and growing methods until you find one that’s successful. We love challenging ourselves and farming is a good fit for that. – The Elliotts on being First Generation Farmers Seeking more from life than their corporate jobs in Austin TX could provide, Meredith and Steven Elliott took a chance, moved across the country and bought a farm in Florida in hopes of finding a greater sense of purpose. We wanted to feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of a hard day – and we each found that it was difficult to get that feeling after a day filled with meetings in […]

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The First Gen Farmer – Meet Philip Frank

tfrnetwork October 13, 2019 No Comments

The First Gen Farmer – Meet Philip Frank

  Meet Philip Frank of Cotter F in Grand Junction, CO Hailing from Western Colorado near the Utah border, Philip Frank is taking on the entrepreneurial spirit and putting his newly acquired college degree in business to use by widely diversifying his new operation for greater stability. Raising hay and running cattle of his own, along with his custom haying and tractor work, he stays busy in a variety of areas – working to make connections and establish himself in his community as he grows. Being a first generation producer is being an entrepreneur, and if you can embrace that entrepreneurial mindset and apply it to more than just your operation, I believe you will come out way ahead in the long run. I realized more and more that my two passions are entrepreneurship and agriculture… My passion continues to grow and I find more and more ideas I would […]

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The First Gen Farmer – Meet The Archie Family

tfrnetwork October 1, 2019 No Comments

The First Gen Farmer – Meet The Archie Family

  Meet the Archie Family of Bar 7 Ranch in Turnersville, TX The Archie Family from Bar 7 Ranch in Turnersville, TX – like many involved in agriculture – wear lots of different hats on a daily basis. Heavily involved in their local community in everything from Club Managers in 4-H, managing social media for their county Farm Bureau and church, and maintaining their local businesses and full time “town jobs” – Erika and her husband Cody stay very busy. As first generation ranchers, they’ve started their own cattle operation where they buy and sell bred heifers, as well as manage two other cattle operations in Central Texas. With a deep love for  the lifestyle that they’re able to raise their children Kylee and Clancy in, they’ve recently invested in a sheep herd for the kids as well with the hope that they’ll continue to gain the hard earned lessons […]

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