Help us create a future where local family farmers can earn a good living, by providing locally grown foods to their communities. Food prices are affected hugely when shipping costs are added. By getting more Americans to get involved in farming, food prices can be reduced significantly. Not to mention the increased revenue for communities. Grocery stores are able to remain open. And young entrepreneurs are able to start new small businesses, and our children have vibrant rural communities to grow up in.

Please patronize our online shop. Running this site and consistently keeping up to date requires manpower. It will also help us achieve the following goals:

Help us create a future where local family farmers can earn a good living, by providing locally grown foods to their communities. Food prices are affected hugely when shipping costs are added. By getting more Americans to get involved in farming, food prices can be reduced significantly, not to mention the increased revenue for communities. Grocery stores are able to remain open. And young entrepreneurs are able to start new small businesses, which also means our children have vibrant rural communities to grow up in.

Please patronize our online shop, or donate. Running this site and consistently keeping it up to date requires manpower and a tremendous amount of time.

It will also help us achieve the following goals:

  1. Grants: Acquiring financing to start a farm can be very daunting for most Americans, especially for young Veterans trying to start life after service. There were nearly 180,000 farmers younger than 35 in 1997. A decade later, that number fell by a third, to fewer than 120,000. One of the main reasons for this decline was funding, especially funding to cover the high costs of equipment.

Our goal is to establish a Grant program to help Military Veterans acquire the needed training, farming equipment and help with other expenses associated with starting a farm. Grants will help many Veterans get started generating an income without having to go the traditional route of getting a loan which must be paid back.

Our Grant program will also including purchasing used farming equipment in local areas and donating it to Veterans in those areas who are in need.

  1. Training: We offer a good amount of farming information on this site that is very beneficial to future farmers. We are in the process of setting up a formal Farm Training program. The program will be free for Veterans, or anyone interested in becoming a farmer.

Proper training is vital for new farmers in several areas:  

Proper Field Technique: Some people may not think it’s difficult to learn how to drive a tractor and operate a harvester. However, when working with heavy machinery, a lot can go wrong, especially if they aren’t properly trained. Work with Sexton Services to ensure your workers know how to handle themselves around farming equipment, avoiding any unnecessary injuries.

Proper Maintenance: One way to avoid potential injuries is to keep your equipment in good shape. Follow the proper maintenance that’s required for each piece of farm equipment to keep it running efficiently and correctly.

Proper Safety Measures: As the head of the operation, there are certain safety measures you can put in place to increase agriculture and farm safety. Whether it’s signing your workers up for training with Sexton Services, replacing parts on equipment, installing guards on machinery, or putting a falling object protective structure on the tractor, there are several ways you can increase safety on your farm

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