About Our Operation
Sarah and I farm with her parents Tom and Karen Martz. Sarah and I started farming in 2006. We have two boys and a girl. (Peyton - 13, Maddox - 11, & Kyndall - 7 years) We operate a family grain operation and grow corn and soybeans. Tom and I also have a DEKALB /Asgrow Seed dealership.Tom and Karen have been renting many farms for more than 35 years. When we rent a farm we take care of it and improve it as if it was our own.We are regularly cleaning up fence lines, adding drainage tiles, re-shaping waterways, and anything else that may improve the farm. Additionally we keep constant communication with our landlords. We have been using our website for the last thirteen years to do so.
In the last few years we have fully adapted technology into our operation. We are using Auto-Steer, Variable Rate Planting, Yield Mapping, GPS Soil Testing, Automatic Boom and Planter Section Control, iTEC Pro (turns the tractor on the headland), Fieldview, and the 20/20 Precision Planting Monitoring System. This technology not only results in less operator error, but we can more accurately apply seed and fertilizer in a more efficient way. In 2014 we started using a drone to scout our crops from the air to help us improve our farming practices.It has been a great tool to learn what we can improve upon.