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We are conscious of our customers’ needs as we find the products, provide the service and offer the solutions to help them grow and prosper into the future for the next generation and beyond.

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Agronomy News

    Soil Temperatures
    Soil Temperatures
    Apr 26, 2019 | Country Visions
    As spring is approaching, and our agronomists have been busy in the fields from checking soil temperatures to assessing alfalfa stands. Looking to track soil temperature in your area and the history?
    Update Your Digital Farm for Spring
    Update Your Digital Farm for Spring
    Mar 04, 2019 | Country Visions
    Without a doubt, every year, cabs of farm equipment are filling up with more technology to display layers of information and fine-tune machinery operations. The picture above is becoming a more common view as agriculture continues to evolve as seemingly light speed.
    A Deep Dive Into Seed Performance
    A Deep Dive Into Seed Performance
    Nov 26, 2018 | Country Visions
    Your Country Visions agronomist has access to a powerful function that can help you understand how specific corn hybrids and soybean varieties perform in conditions like yours.
    Put Seed in Its Rightful Place
    Put Seed in Its Rightful Place
    Mar 19, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Every seed in your planter is full of promise. But if you plant it in the wrong place or in the wrong soil type, that seed won’t reach its potential. And neither will your yield.   That’s a lesson the Johnson brothers (Neal, Daryl and Dale), Neal’s son...
    Tech Provides New Perspective on Alfalfa, Soybean Performance
    Tech Provides New Perspective on Alfalfa, Soybean Performance
    Mar 05, 2019 | Answer Tech
    You need to detect in-field problems in a timely manner so you can manage them before they negatively affect your bottom line. There are several technology tools that can help you quickly determine when and where action needs to be taken.   To help you keep tabs on the...
    Use Data to Shape Your Nutrient Strategy
    Use Data to Shape Your Nutrient Strategy
    Feb 19, 2019 | Answer Tech
    As you prep for 2019, it’s easy to remember the one part of the field that did really well last season or the other part that wasdisappointing. We tend to look at the outliers because they stand out. But this doesn’t show the whole picture or indicate what you...

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Farmer Friday

John and Brooke Kraus are the owners of K&K Homestead in Malone, Wisconsin. They represent the 6th generation of a family that started their farming legacy in 1872. Farming just seemed to be the “right fit” for John after school. John and Brooke took over the farm in 2009. 

K&K Homestead is a Dairy and Crop operation. John said he switched to a compost barn system in 2010. He likes the efficiency of it and the improved cow comfort. John’s favorite part of his job is milking the cows, so accordingly their comfort and care is one of his top priorities. 

“It is important in agriculture to have great and true representatives of where your food comes from,” according to John. He benefited from the opportunity to grow up on a farm with wonderful role models for the industry. “Being able to work alongside my mom and dad and now being able to raise my children in the same environment has been a very powerful experience for me,” he said. “You share the rewards of hard work together, instead of by yourself, when you work with family.”

John and Brooke’s children keep them pretty busy. They have 6 kids, including 2 sets of twins. The kids enjoy being a part of the farm and they are also heavily involved in sports. Their active schedules of work, school and sports fill up their days, so there isn’t much of a chance for additional hobbies and affiliations right now. 

Thank you to John for sharing the story of his family farm for this week’s Farmer Friday. It sounds like he has a passion for both farming and family. Best wishes for a successful future for John, Brooke, their children and K&K Homestead! 

#FarmerFriday ...post #113.. To show our appreciation to our producer members Country Visions Cooperative will be giving a snapshot look of our customers and their operations in this feature each Friday

Past Farmers

    K&K Homestead
    K&K Homestead
    Mar 29, 2019 | Country Visions
    John and Brooke Kraus are the owners of K&K Homestead in Malone, Wisconsin. They represent the 6th generation of a family that started their farming legacy in 1872. Farming just seemed to be the “right fit” for John after school. John and Brooke took over the farm in 2009.
    Gold Star Dairy, LLC
    Gold Star Dairy, LLC
    Mar 22, 2019 | Country Visions
    “Grandpa was in the era of clearing the land and setting the farm up,” David Geiser said. “Today our practice is to plant that same corn field with the least amount of disturbance. Agriculture is food and fiber and somebody has to produce it, but today the biggest challenge is...
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