Meet Indiana Farmers

What’s the life of an Indiana farmer like? Not all that different from yours. 

You manage your gardens to prevent weeds and bugs. You fertilize your plants. So do farmers, but on a larger scale. They provide their crops with the necessary nutrients to grow, while protecting those crops from outside threats. Plus, they follow guidelines set forth by the USDA, EPA and FDA every step along the way.

a gardener and a farmer with text that reads you spray your gardens for weeds and bugs so your vegetables can grow. farmers also spray their fields for weeds and bugs. if they do not control these pests, they could lose their entire crop

You rely on technology. They do too – for things like weather, soil testing and distributing water and nutrients with greater accuracy. They also use high-tech farm equipment to plant their crops. They microchip their livestock and use digital devices to keep track of animal’s health. You take medicine when you’re sick. Farmers give their livestock advanced medicine when they’re sick.

a woman with a mobile phone and a mobile phone showing an agriculture app. text that reads you download phone apps to check the latest sports scores or read the news. farmers like joe steinkamp use smartphones to check the soil types and soil health of their farm. yes there is an app for that.

Sure, farmers work long hours and know more about plants and animals, but they also enjoy many of the same pastimes as you. Watch farmer videos below. 

Steinkamp Family Farm

the steinkamp family in a plowed field with their red tractor

Kelsay Family Farm

the kelsay family standing together on their indiana farm

HILL FAMILY FARM

the hill family on the stairs of a grain bin at their indiana farm

Get to know the farmers who video chat with our visitors, see what their family life is like and learn about other Indiana farm families.

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