Meet the Vosburgh’s, a family farm that has been in operation near Macksville, Kansas since the late 1800’s. The Vosburgh’s are currently into their 6th generation of farming, which includes Justin & Karen, plus their two son’s Alex & Andrew who are both married and raising their families on the farm. Wives Karlee and Katie, along with Karen, jump in wherever needed, and keep everyone fueled up with meals. Justin and Karen also have three daughters, Molly, Bethany, and Olivia, who no longer live in Macksville, but grew up in the family farm. Farming is truly an all-hands-on-deck operation when it is harvest time, and the Vosburgh’s are thankful for other friends that come pitch in when needed. This includes father-in-law’s, local football coaches, a friend that is a banker, and even a friend that is a state trooper.
We talked with Alex Vosburgh, who started farming in 2016 after receiving his degree in Construction Science & Management. He said his favorite thing about wheat harvest is “knowing that much if not all of our crop will be milled into flour and sold in stores close to home and far away. We take a great deal of pride in the crops we produce and strive to provide the best wheat possible to the mill and are happy to reap the benefits each time we purchase a bag of Hudson Cream Flour.”
The Vosburgh family is unique in that they have grown some of the white wheat that is used to make Hudson Cream Whole Wheat Flour. The majority of wheat grown in Kansas is red wheat, but Alex said they enjoy growing a different variation.
When asked about the biggest issues that farmers face right now, Alex said that low market prices and high equipment costs are always challenging. But being able to live in a small rural community and work alongside nature and family makes it all worth it for this family.
Thank you, Vosbugh family, for sharing information and pictures about your family farm. We are proud to have you growing wheat that will eventually become Hudson Cream Flour!