New Year, New Volunteer

Meet Becca Herberg- Mother, Educator, & Flower Farmer

Q: Tell us about yourself, your family, and your farm.

My husband and I farm with his parents raising dairy and beef cattle. Alongside the dairy, we also grow corn and soybeans. I have a cut flower farm and floral business (Lady Slipper Flowers) and grow roughly an acre of cut flowers during the growing season.  We have been blessed with two little boys, ages 4 and 2.  We are thrilled to share our passions of agriculture with them as they grow.

Q: What do you love most about farm life?

I love being able to work alongside my family and seeing my children learn valuable life lessons firsthand.  Being a part of the local community and growing quality food is a top priority and I love sharing our story with others. 

Q: What are some of the trials & tribulations of farm life?

Farming definitely isn’t for the faint of heart, it’s tough and there is always work to do.  There are a lot of long hours, restless days and stressful moments that go with the job.  Having not grownup on a farm myself, it has taken some time for me to find my fit.  As a “farm wife”, I have come to find that my job is equally as important as my husband’s.  We have learned to work together, communicate better and help each other and that’s especially important to help our farm continue to grow and be successful.

Q: What does a new year symbolize for you?

New opportunities!  And of course cute baby calves and armfuls of tulips in the spring!  For us, a new year represents a fresh start and also a time to set business goals and create our plan for the year. 

Q: What are you looking forward to in 2024?

This year we are adjusting to a new farming partnership and focusing on what we want our future farm to look like.  There are a lot of unknowns, but we are eager to get to work!  I am looking forward to seeing where things take us, making connections and meeting new people within and outside of agriculture.

Learn more about Becca on her volunteer page on our website! You can follow along with her flower farming & floral design work on Instagram and Facebook @ladyslipperflowers.

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