August 8, 2023
Mark and Marcia Knudson’s farming story has its roots four generations ago---back to the late 1800s when their Norwegian immigrant ancestors began farming in Brown County.
That Norwegian family sense of pride in the land and perseverance to overcome all obstacles is something Mark and Marcia carry with them to this day as they farm near Hiawatha, Kan. The Knudsons are members of the Class of 2022 Kansas Master Farmers and Master Farm Homemakers.
Caring for the land and livestock isn’t just a career, it’s a calling, and that’s something the Knudsons have passed on to their children who will be the fifth generation to farm this same ground. From using no-till to conserve soil and water resources, to implementing grazing to add biodiversity to the soil, to raising pheasants to rebuild wild populations, the family is working to leave the land better for the future.
Learn more by watching this video.
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