John & Gretchen Hermann
We farm 10 miles southeast of Genesee, ID at the end of Gray Eagle Rd. on the breaks of the Clearwater River.
Our farm was homesteaded in 1909 and we are the third generation of Hermann's to continuously farm the original homestead. The farm has increased in size from the original 160 ac to 1,700 ac of owned and leased ground. In July of 2011 the Idaho Historical Society and the Idaho Department of Agriculture awarded us a “Century Farm” designation. From tilling the soil with horse and plow to direct seeding has been a one hundred plus year adventure.
Direct Seeding is one of many steps to a sustainable farm. I would like to ensure the productivity and sustainability for the future generations of Hermann's who will dedicate their lives to the land.
Shepherd's Grain offers the ability to not only market what we grow, but also to market how we grow it.
The link between the producer of food and the consumer of food has been lost through time. The re-establishment of that link offers piece of mind for the consumer about the food they eat and the satisfaction of a job well done and incentive for the producer of that food.