Fred and Vicki Fleming
Lazy YJ Farms
1.5 miles north of Reardan on State Highway 231 N. Located in Lincoln County, WA.
My great grandfather Fred Wagner homesteaded the farm in 1888. Vicki and I are both fourth generation farmers. Vicki's great grandfather Otto Wollwerber started farming north of where we live today sometime around 1888. Fred and Otto were very good friends.
Direct seeding cuts fuel cost by eliminating trips over the land. It also reduces the time spent farming the land will reducing erosion that will allow my farm to be productive into the future.
We are changing a paradigm in farming on how we market our crops. It is also the first time in my history in farming that I am connecting to my customer. I enjoy knowing that my wheat is being made into products being served locally. I can trace my wheat to the consumer.
Our customers are our first line of defense to keep local farmers in business. SG Farmers have to empower our customer to become ambassadors to safe the family farm. Our customers become our best friends to tell the story to the consumer. The consumer drives our customers. The relationship has to be a win-win for both.