Bill and Fran were married in 1953 and started milking cows for Floyd Starr in 1963 with help from students at the Starr Commonwealth School for Boys. In March of 1965 Bill and Fran bought a 319 acre farm just west of Albion, Michigan which is currently our main cattle farm.
Bill and Fran worked together with their brood cow herd and grew corn, wheat and oats. Their oldest son Art, returned to work on the farm full-time in 1977 and expanded the family business to include hog production. Ken joined his brother Art on the farm in 1985 and together evolved the business to include growing soybeans and have implemented no-till along with other conservation farming methods to become more efficient and environmentally conscious producers.
Stan, Bill and Fran's grandson, joined the operation in 1997 and has been an integral part of the farm ever since. Art's youngest daughter Afton started working on the farm full-time in 2011 and now manages the "Raised without Antibiotics" pig herd.