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Couple builds future with beef

An Ainsworth, Neb., couple reflects on what it takes to build community and a beef operation.

Mark and Haley Miles both grew up in Brown County around Ainsworth, Neb., and they are passionate about their home. “We love living along the Niobrara River Valley and the unique landscapes local to Brown County and the surrounding area,” Mark says.

Since being married in 2018, the young farm and ranch couple recently welcomed their son, Bogue, into the fold. Raising a son of their own on the farm, Mark and Haley reflect on their upbringing and the support they enjoyed from parents and the community.

“One of the things I value most about my dad’s leadership is that he has trusted me and has given me the opportunities to make decisions and own the consequences, good or bad,” Mark says.

“I remind myself daily of the sacrifices that previous generations made for us to enjoy the freedoms we have as ag producers,” Mark continues. “I hope that as leaders we can preserve the foundation and continue to build a prosperous future for the next generation.”

That’s also why Mark worked with friends and neighbors for several years to bring students from Chicago High School of Agricultural Sciences to Nebraska to learn firsthand about ag industries and rural communities, and to meet farmers and ranchers in person.

Click through the photo gallery to learn more about Mark and Haley’s philosophy for their farm and ranch, and their personal investment of time and talent into their community and into the beef industry.

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