In August, Farm Aid traveled with a film crew around Indiana to visit farmers and hear their stories. They shared how they became farmers, what their hopes are for their farms, and the challenges they have. They spoke about using regenerative agriculture to steward their land and build soil health. They talked about diversifying the kinds of crops grown in the area. These farmers spoke of passing the farming legacy through generations of their family. And they told us about their work to create a more equitable and thriving food system.
These stories aired at Farm Aid 2023 during our press event, where artists and the farmers featured in these videos came together on stage to share their stories and their visions for agriculture.
Fischer Farms / Hoosier Grassfed Beef
St Anthony, Indiana / Attica, Indiana
Meet Joseph Fischer of Fischer Farms and Dan DeSutter of Hoosier Grassfed Beef. These strong proponents of cattle grazing for soil health and climate resilience are passionate about grazing, soil health, local food systems and the next generation of farmers and ranchers.
Legacy Taste of the Garden
Meet Norman Greer, Denise and John Jamerson, and DeAnthony Jamerson, three generations stewarding the land, supporting Black farmers and communities, and carrying forward a remarkable legacy.
Living Prairie Farms
Meet Jason Federer, a third-generation farmer growing a wide range of organic crops on 4,000 acres and working to transforming the Midwestern corn and soybean belt into a more diverse cropping region.
3 Flock Farm
Meet Lauren McCalister and Brett Volpp, young farmers who raise Jacob Sheep, a heritage breed, for meat and wool, blueberries, mushrooms and more. Hear them talk about cultivating a thriving and equitable local food system.
Meet Robert Frew and Juan Carlos Abango, who follow principles of permaculture on their farm and work to create community connections through events, educational programs, farm to table gatherings and collaborations with land conservation organizations.