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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.

  • Ree Drummond

    Pawhuska, OK

    The Pioneer Woman hosts her own Food Network program and blog and has published multiple cookbooks, all built on her life as a farm wife. Read More »
  • Gordon Dick

    McBain, MI

    A robotic milking system has made running their family dairy farm a lot less labor-intensive, and improved production and animal health. Read More »
  • The Van der Laan Family

    Frederick, OK

    Moving to America opened up opportunities for this dairy family, who now run two sizeable operations in Oklahoma. 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 »
  • Ted Sheely

    Lemoore, CA

    Strategic investments in irrigation positioned this family farm to weather the record California drought. Read More »
  • Johnnie de Jong

    Hanford, CA

    A thriving goat dairy in California is meeting regional demand for a delicious milk alternative that's easier to digest. 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 »
  • Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative

    Manassas, VA

    Renewable energy sources now provide six percent of this Virginia electric cooperative's needs. Read More »