Family has been a key component to the success of the farm and continues with today’s fifth generation owners and operators. Although change has had an integral influence throughout the generations, our commitment to being good stewards of God’s blessings and to practice sustainable and environmentally responsible farming methods has not changed. The same tradition and focus, as indicated in the mission statement, continues today.
Change has been embraced as the years and circumstances have warranted it. In 1972 Levi and Norma started with a few rented acres and some feeder pigs. Total acreage has increased by purchasing some farm ground, but the majority of our farming acres are rented from several landlords with whom long lasting relationships are the norm. We treat their land as if it were our own and count it a privilege to farm for them.
The hog operation grew from feeder pigs to two confinement farrow to finish operations. The herd was sold in 2009 and the facilities contracted to another farmer. Previous years have seen chickens come & go, as well as Indian corn, mini gourds, pumpkins, and cabbage.
Huffman & Hawbaker Farms started growing ornamental and vegetable crops in 1999. In 2000 we started growing tomatoes for Red Gold, Inc., an Indiana processor. Currently, we grow tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, and banana peppers. Our goal is to continue to expand the family farm through increased acreage and new crops so the next generation can have the privilege of farming the land.
As good stewards of God’s many blessings, we endeavor to produce quality agricultural products by using our abundant resources. We will preserve the family farm entity while meeting the individual needs of each family unit, offer a helping hand where needed, and maintain a sense of community responsibility while being governed by Christian principles.