Monthly Archives: September 2023

Brian Karrels: Certainty in an uncertain future

“I’m a fourth-generation farmer.” “In 2009, I became my dad’s partner in Lake Breeze Dairy Farm, then transitioned to grain farming in 2013. Now, I farm about 1,800 acres of corn, soybeans, and wheat.” “I love this area and feel lucky to live here. It makes me want to protect it – the air and […]

Karl Klessig: Protecting land for the sixth generation

“Our farm was homesteaded in 1850 by my great-great-grandparents, Friedrich August and Elizabeth Klessig.” “My brother, Robert and I are fifth-generation farmers. He and his wife Kathleen, and my wife Liz and I are the owner-operators of Saxon Homestead Farm. We have a sixth generation on the way.” “About three years ago, we got a […]