Nashia Benck
Nashia Benck

Nashia Benck

Somerset, WI

Animal & Crop Farmer, Bookkeeper and Fiancé

My fiancé and I live in Somerset, WI where we are 6th generation farmers growing corn, soybeans, and wheat. We also grow cover crops which include rye and a radish/clover mix. We have gradually switched over to a no-till type tillage system because of our sandier soil which helps reduce erosion and nutrient loss for our future crops. We recently remodeled our home which is surrounded by the family-owned land that we rent for growing our crops. We have also been growing numerous vegetables, squash, pumpkins, and cucumbers for the past three years which we sell through the summer and fall.

My fiancé and I are 5th generation farmers in Somerset, WI. My fiancé grew up farming with his grandfather and uncle. Growing up, my family had a flock of 80 sheep/raised lambs, turkeys, laying hens and pheasants, while also growing crops on their farm in southern Minnesota. It was my parents' love for farming and animals that made me choose to stay in the agriculture industry.

I enjoy horseback riding/training/showing, gardening, hiking, and fishing + hunting.

I find it important for everyone to learn about agriculture because it is an industry we cannot live without. It is important to know where your food, fuel, clothes, etc. come from and how it is produced + processed - that's why I share my story. We as farmers and growers need to share this information with people that may not directly be involved in agriculture because everyone should have a resource to know what they are purchasing and producing.

I grew up farming crops and raising animals on my parents family farm while working off the farm for other dairy farmers. I have since moved off the farm and am now farming on a 6th generation crop farm with my fiancé, Carl, and our farming partner, Scott. We have been remodeling our house for the past year and have just moved in. I also work off the farm as a bookkeeper for my fiancé's family HVAC-R business. On the farm we produce food and by-products for everyday life, and in the HVAC-R business we help keep customers' food prep/food storage safe and operational.

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