Larry was raised on a family-owned dairy farm in Wisconsin — so you’d think farming would have been a natural career choice for Larry. In fact, it wasn’t. After completing college he set off on his own and became a CPA.
Nick Somers and his wife, Dianne have been a part of “Healthy Grown” from the beginning; he recognized the importance of incorporating environmental issues with the daily operation of farms.
It is, or ought to be, in the bones of every farmer, the will to defend the land’s identity, its power and its mysteries.
The Gumz brothers are stewards of the land, and proudly utilize integrated pest management techniques on their farms, as well as responsible agricultural practices that help protect the environment.
Growers like Steve and Andy Diercks, and other grower members of the WPVGA are working to educate the public on farmers’ water management and the science that exists beneath the surface of farming.