Your name and your farm:

Tim and Heidi Danaher

Danaher Farms

Location of your farm:

Colfax and St. John, Whitman County, WA (in the middle of the Palouse Country)

History of your farm:

We are the fourth generation to farm the "home place", and the third generation to farm another family property. The majority of our operation is leased land

Why do you think direct seeding is important to the future of agriculture?

Preservation and enhancement of our unique Palouse Region soils is paramount in our management and planning. Direct seed is the best management practice to achieve our goals.

Why are you involved with Shepherd’s Grain?

The marketing of our production locally and regionally has grown more important as consumers want to know where their food comes from, is it safe, do such efforts strengthen the local economy, are the producers good stewards of the land and treat labor fairly?

Why do you think it is important to develop relationships between the grower and Shepherd’s Grain customers?

The customer completes the circle of sustainability. If, as producers, we can provide a quality product at a reasonable price through a transparent cost of production model, under third-party oversight of production practices, we can maintain sustainability of our operations and relationships with customers and their consumers.