The mission of my farmer photo project is to is to encourage farmers by providing them with images that tell the story of the passion, persistence and hard work they put into a sometimes thankless profession. Farming is truly a family oriented lifestyle centered around animals and the land and I want to share that simple, challenging and beautiful life with everyone who will stop and take notice in this series of blog posts. The second farm in my "Farmer Photo Project" series is Fer-Crest Farms. Here is their story:
Fer-Crest Dairy is owned and operated by Brandon and Shianne Ferry who are raising their children Bryleigh and Ryker on the farm. They starting farming on their own in November 2010 and in April 2012 purchased a farm and moved the herd to their current location in Hilbert, Wisconsin.
The farm sits on 40 acres where they milk 70 registered Holsteins and Jerseys with a BAA of 111.8
The Ferry family exhibits cattle at various shows throughout the year.
The couple both grew up on dairy farms and want to be able to raise their children, Bryleigh (3 years) and Ryker (14 months), the same way that they were raised. Farming teaches kids responsibility, a strong work ethic and other life skills.
The Ferry family is able to work together, play together and make a life together.