Steve & Jill Sheffels
West Hills Joint Venture
Sprague WA, four miles west of Sprague, just north of I-90 and Sprague Lake in Lincoln County.
Began farming in Sprague in 1982. I am a 4th generation farmer, moving from the Wilbur area. Our descendants were serfs [farm laborers] from Germany.
Direct seeding will guarantee that our cropland will continue to produce at high levels far into the future, as the need for more food continuously grows at a rapid pace.
As a marketing tool. Guarantees that I will be able to sell my crop at a profit.
To provide names and faces of what really are farm families. We are not giant faceless corporate monsters. Faces of farmers and their families can't help but show that we care about the food we produce. We just do.