Kevin and Kendra Martin

Kevin and Kendra Martin

Holdfast Farmstead | Mount Ayr, Iowa

Why do you want to farm?Kevin Martin

To live closer to the ground while raising children. To have several enterprises based on our own property.  To be engaged with learning curves that help us relate to a wide variety of people, both past and present.  To increase our family’s resilience and have something to offer our community.

What are you farming right now?   

Goats (Kiko), pastured pigs (Kunekune), ducks for eggs and meat, garden, berry patch, new orchard

What’s your vision for your farm?

To mesh a wide diversity of enterprises into one lifestyle that fosters healthy relationships and household stability.

Why do you want to participate in this program?

To network and gain insight into crucial areas of farm organization, development and growth.