About our Farm and Family
We, Kyle and Emily Becker, established Becker Farms in 2007 in northeast Henry County, as an avenue to provide customers with high-quality, safe freezer beef. Over time, we have expanded our farm to now include: chickens, turkeys, pigs, lambs, goats, rabbits, ducks, hens, as well as a variety of produce and hopefully milk and milk products in the fall of 2017.
Kyle was raised on a dairy-beef-and-grain farm in Wayne County. He has a B.S. in animal science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Purdue University. He works as a food animal veterinarian for Becker Food Animal Health Services. Emily grew up in Kokomo, without an agricultural background, but has learned a lot about this important, ever-changing field since enrolling in the College of Agriculture at Purdue University where she earned a B.S. in food science. Emily continued her education with a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Indiana University. Emily is blessed to be at home raising our growing family, consisting of our two sweet daughters Charlotte and Stella and our son Griffin, and helping on the farm and with Kyle’s veterinary practice.
It is our goal to not only produce healthful, nutrient-dense foods for you and your family to enjoy but to also do so in an environmentally-responsible manner. When we purchased our farm in 2007, it had been planted in row-crops for several decades and the health of the soil was dreadful. Thanks to Kyle’s hard-work and determination to “leave [the soil health of] our farm to our children (and children’s children) in a much-better state than when we found it…”. It is our belief that healthy soil produces healthy pasture which produces healthy livestock (which is in line with Michael Pollan’s ‘You are what you eat eats’ thinking). On that note, it was Pollan’s 2006 book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, that inspired some of our approaches to farming.
During the summer, we attend several farmers markets, including: Minnetrista Farmers Market, Carmel Farmers Market, the Garfield Park Farmers Market, the Fishers Farmers Market, and the newly established Fort Ben Farmers Market. Our winter farmers market locations include Minnetrista, Carmel, and Indy. We would eventually like to have a store-front at our farm…one of the many projects on our “wish list”. Please see our “Here is Where Your Can Find Us” tab for the dates, location, and time of our farmers market whereabouts.
We truly love connecting with our customers and welcome your questions and feedback. We encourage you to check out our FAQ page to learn more about our farm and growing practices.
Thank you for your interest in and support of local agriculture!