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Meet one of America's Farm Families #AmericasFarmers

Meet the Schroeder Family:
Bill Schroeder knew from the time he was 8 years old what he wanted to be when he grew up – a farmer. On the other hand, his wife, Nicole, did not always see farming in her future. So when the two first started dating and she went on dates that took place in the combine or the tractor, she had to make some adjustments. But that's farm life.  When they first started out, it was just Bill, Nicole, and Bill's father, Bill Sr., handling all of the farm duties. As the farm has grown, roles changed. Nicole, for example, now handles payroll, and Bill has been able to take on a more managerial role.  The Schroeders love being a farm family and they work to make sure everyone involved in their farming operation feels the same ownership and pride in the farm they do.

Family Motto
"We're people just like everyone else. We care about what we do. We work very hard and we're proud of what we have. Farming is a way of life for us; it's all we know." – BILL SCHROEDER

The Schroeder Family grows soybeans and raises finishing hogs in Reynolds, Indiana.

Before joining the America’s Farmers advocate program I had never even heard of (or recall hearing of) America's Farmers. Now that I've had the opportunity to check out their website and learn some information I'm very excited about the whole program. America's Farmers offers so much information not just about farming in general, but also about farm families like the Schroeder family I introduced you to above. They are just one of countless farm families that make their living...well, helping us live. I choose to share about the Schroeder family because I myself am from Indiana also, and actually don't live too far away from Reynolds. Now the next time I pass through their town I'll have them to think about and be thankful for. Farmers provide us with so many countless resources. Not just the crops they harvest and the food/beverages their animals produce, but also all of the countless products that are created from those crops and animals products. Take a moment and look around you, now think about where those things around you originated. I'm guessing a lot of it was originally produced by a farmer.

America's Farmers also offers great recognition programs to help reward the hard working farmers of America. One of those programs is called "Farm Mom of the Year Contest". Beginning February 27th you can visit the America's Farmers website and nominate your favorite farm mom for a chance at a $10,000 prize. She can be your mom, wife, sister, daughter, friend, neighbor -- or even you. What an awesome way to show recognition to a hard working female farmer! Be sure to check out America's Farmers and read through some of the awesome information they have to offer.
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