They farm non-GMO waxy corn, seed soybeans, cattle and swine in HamiltonCounty. They also sell seed and liquid fertilizer.

The family has farming in their DNA. As the seventh generation on the farm, they are proud of their legacy, which they hope to share with their three children.

“I think that farming is something that’s in your blood,” Aaron said. “What we get to experience, what we have a passion for, has been in our family for generations and generations. We get to watch ourselves start to pass that on to our children.

“We have a very important job. We feed the world. Our kids are passionate about it. It’s something we share.”

Aaron lost his father at a young age. He took over the reins of the farm at 20 years old.

Lacey works full-time on the family farm with a special emphasis on freezer beef and pork sales and distribution.

“The thing I love most about farming is that it changes every single day,” Lacey said. “It’s a family thing. Faith, family, farming. That’s one of the things I love most about it.”

This year, the couple are tackling a challenging harvest.

“Last year was one of the toughest falls we had ever seen,” Aaron said. “We came into the toughest spring we’d ever seen, even according to my 90-year-old grandpa.

“We’re progressing. It’s going to take a little time. We’re going to need some favorable weather. But God always provides. We will prevail because he will provide.”

Erica Quinlan can be reached at 800-426-9438, ext. 193, or equinlan@agrinews-pubs.com. Follow her on Twitter at: @AgNews_Quinlan.

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