Anthony and Mary Battazzi

Anthony and Mary Battazzi

Stratford, Iowa

Jacob McGreal scaled e1616534645196Why do you want to farm?  

We want to farm to continue the family legacy. We would like to improve sustainability on the farm and grow better crops each year while diversifying the crop rotation.

What are you farming right now?   

We are growing corn, soybeans and alfalfa. The alfalfa ground is transitioning to organic.

What’s your vision for your farm?   

Diversify crop rotations to suit new consumers. Continue to move towards the farm-to-plate movement and grow into livestock. An investment in drainage tile would greatly improve crop yields as well.

Why do you want to participate in this program?

We would like to learn from people who have the experience teaching beginning farmers in the fields of marketing and sustainability.

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