Meet the Millers, a family farm near Macksville, Kansas. Wayne Miller grew up farming and said he knew he was going to be a farmer from the time he was little. His Dad farmed, and it runs deep in his blood. Wayne is married to Yolette and they have three adult children: Tyler and his wife Ashley, Logan and his wife Channie, and Simon and his wife Emma. They also enjoy their three grandchildren, Blayse, Landen, and Callen. On the farm, Wayne works alongside his son Tyler, as well as an additional employee, Chris.
Wayne rented his first ground in 1975, and then took over his father’s farm in 1980. He started a hay business on the side, so that he could start purchasing his own equipment. Over the years Wayne said that the biggest challenges have been making the right decisions on purchasing equipment, deciding which seed varieties to grow, and understanding the rapidly advancing technology that is available to farmers.
When asked his favorite thing about Kansas, Wayne said “the early mornings when it is calm and quiet, and watching the wildlife as I drive around checking the crops and irrigation systems.” Wayne also loves wheat harvest, and reaping the golden wheat. “I have always loved driving the machinery, the independence, and making my own decisions.” The Miller family has been hauling their wheat to Stafford County Flour Mills since 1991, when the mill purchased the English Grain Company in Macksville.
While the Millers stay busy on the farm, they also enjoy attending all sorts of sporting events and musical performances, and are season ticket holders to the Wichita Music Theater. A big thank you to the Miller family for sharing about their farm, and for all the hard work that goes into producing the wheat that becomes Hudson Cream Flour!