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Beck’s and Indiana AgriNews have started their search for the 2018 Indiana Farm Family of the Year. The award, now in its 21st year, honors an outstanding Hoosier family for work on and off the farm. Nominations are being accepted until November 1. Learn more and download the application here.



Do you know an Indiana farm family who works hard and is involved in their community? Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Farm Family of the Year award. For the past 20 years, Beck’s and Indiana AgriNews have been honoring one Indiana farm family for their work on the farm, service to their community and agriculture industry. The award is aimed at increasing awareness of the important contributions all farm families make to our daily lives.

Nominations can be for a neighbor, friend, or your own family and may be submitted by completing the nomination form and returning it to Indiana AgriNews at 2563 E. 55th Place, Indianapolis, IN 46220. For more information, call or email Jim Henry at 317-726-5391 or Nominations for this year’s award are due November 21.  

 Click here to download the nomination form.

WhyIFarm - New Video Release - Long Vue Farms in Allensville, Ky

February 26, 2015

Beck’s is excited to release the latest Why I Farm video featuring the story of Long Vue Farms in Allensville, Ky. For Mandy Bryant, the decision to take over the family farm was an easy one. Developing a passion and love for farming at an early age, Mandy views her responsibilities at Long Vue not just as a job, but a way life. A life she knew she could never walk away from.

Mandy and her father, Larry Thompson, operate Long Vue Farms with their farm operations partner, Jason Head. Check out the latest Why I Farm video to learn more about their operation and how they are handling the farm’s transition to the next generation.

“It really tugs at my heart strings, the thought of someone else operating this land.
It just isn’t an option.
~ Mandy Bryant

Why I Farm: Behind the Movement Blog

Get to know each Why I Farm family firsthand.
Because these heartwarming stories are consumed with inspiration. The people are real. The farms are real. And their stories are real.  Click here to visit the Why I Farm: Behind the Movement blog .

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At Beck’s, we know being a farmer isn’t a job. It’s a way of life. A life filled with honor, courage and duty; both in and out of the field. A life empowered by dreams, inspired by God’s wisdom. And a life not only devoted to a community, but the world.