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Producing Excellence

Producing Excellence shares compelling stories of American farmers and ranchers, representing the diversity to be found in this thriving industry sector: operations large and small, organic and conventional, rural and urban, newcomers to agriculture and producers whose operations span generations. With financing from Farm Credit and critical services provided by rural utility companies also represented here, these successful business people are producing the food, fuel and fiber on which we all depend.

  • Calvin Riggleman

    Augusta, WV

    This military veteran directed his operation from overseas before returning to expand and diversify. Read More »
  • Antwain Downs

    Bastrop, LA

    With a family farming legacy going back more than 140 years, this farmer is building for the generations to come. Read More »
  • Jamie Critelli

    Elmira, NY

    This former Army Reserve captain has put his military-developed skills to use building a successful nursery business. Read More »
  • Joey Airoso

    Pixley, CA

    Operating a dairy farm for more than 100 years, this family is already preparing for the next generation. Read More »
  • Danny Klinefelter

    Bryan, TX

    This professor, mentor, farm owner and leader is a strong advocate for agriculture. Read More »
  • Charlie Talbott

    Palisade, CO

    The Western Slope of Colorado gives rise to juicy peaches and other fruit, raised in part by this dedicated farmer and industry leader. Read More »
  • Blake Harlan

    Woodland, CA

    This fifth generation farmer uses technology to increase efficiency and reduce costs on his 8,500-acre California operation. Read More »
  • Steve Hicks

    Kealakekua, HI

    This family coffee operation works year-round so millions of people can enjoy their morning cup of Joe. Read More »
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