Niman Ranch is proud to support the next generation of family farmers and agricultural professionals within our farming network. We occasionally ask some of them to share their experiences, from day-to-day life on the farm to travels across the country. Hear their stories in our Young Farmer Blog series.
I traveled to Sarasota, Florida a couple of months ago to assist in promoting the Niman Ranch Next Generation Scholarship Fund at Mattison’s Scholarship Dinner. During this visit, I enjoyed speaking to all those that attended the wonderful dinner held at Mattison’s. I enjoyed entertaining questions about Niman Ranch and my family’s seventh-generation farm during the social hour. Questions ranged from why my family supports Niman Ranch to how the scholarship fund has impacted my life to the process of raising our pigs.
Earth Day, like every day, is a great opportunity to take time to appreciate the earth. Living on a farm, favorable weather and healthy soil are never taken for granted. As Niman Ranch farmers, we are closely connected to the land, caring for the earth as the earth provides for us. We aspire to preserve the land and fresh water for future generations. In order to do this, we practice a variety of conservation and sustainable farming techniques to improve water and soil quality. We truly live every day like it’s earth day with our top 10 sustainable best practices.
My name is Anthony Scheer and I have been raising hogs for Niman Ranch since I was twelve years old. After receiving the David Serfling Memorial Scholarship I was asked to represent Niman farmers and the Next Generation Scholarship recipients at some scholarship fundraisers. Most recently I was asked to travel to Sarasota, Florida for a dinner at Mattison’s Forty-One.