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My name is Katie Stockstill-Sawyer and my husband, Derek, and I own and operate a farm and livestock operation in Central Kansas.
Farming for the Future
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By Katie Stockstill Sawyer
My name is Katie Stockstill-Sawyer and my husband, Derek, and I own and operate a farm and livestock operation in Central Kansas. I married into the farming world in December 2010 and have spent every minute learning all that I can about farming and ...
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My name is Katie Stockstill-Sawyer and my husband, Derek, and I own and operate a farm and livestock operation in Central Kansas. I married into the farming world in December 2010 and have spent every minute learning all that I can about farming and the rural lifestyle. I work in town as the marketing and communications manager for a commercial construction company, mobile occupational services company and safety consulting and training firm. In the hours outside the office, I help on the farm in any way I can – and sometimes that means just staying out of the way. This blog tracks my experiences as I learn what a life on the farm really means. I wouldn’t change this lifestyle for the world. Farmers and ranchers are some of the hardest working individuals in the world and they do what they do 365 days a year to ensure everyone has access to a safe, healthy and affordable food supply. If you want to learn more about agriculture or our operation, please don’t hesitate to contact me on this blog or at katie.sawyer@sawyerlandandcattle.com. I would love to show you around.
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Evan and I joined Derek this weekend to feed and water the cows that recently returned to the farm.

Evan and I joined Derek this weekend to feed and water the cows that recently returned to the farm.



Farmers always talk about caring for the land, preserving their resources and making improvements when possible. Derek has followed in his father and grandfathers’ footsteps in improving and fields and pasture lands whenever possible. The work has always been done with improved yields and grazing in mind but now that our son has joined the family, preserving and protecting our farm has taken on a whole new meaning.

Checking cattle this weekend with Derek, Evan took notice of the cows and their noises. He’s old enough to know he had found something new, but too young to still fully understand what he’s looking at. But Derek and I knew that the cow herd we were feeding and watering would make Evan’s farming and ranch career possible.

By caring for our cattle, improving our lands and guarding our pastures, we are ensuring that the farm will be around to pass onto Evan and hopefully, one day, his son. Farming is a family business and right now it provides for our family and make’s Evan’s country life possible. In the year’s to come, farming will be Evan’s business and enable him to return home, provide for his family and raise his own children. It’s one of the things I love about farming and I hope that Evan will cherish the farm and lifestyle as much as his father, grandfather and great-grandfather have.

We are farming to feed families today but also for those families and generations still to come. It’s a big task with huge rewards and we are excited to welcome the next generation to the industry.

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