The Bauman family began its adventure in ag in 2001 when John and Yvonne Bauman purchased 180 acres in Anderson County. Today, they, along with their six children and two daughters-in-law, run an enterprise where they do everything from raise pastured poultry and eggs, beef, and row crops to process a gamut of local ag products.
Rosanna developed a passion for poultry, later realizing that lack of processing capacity was holding back the growth of local sales. So she got her HACCP and opened ANCO, Kansas’ only on-farm, USDA-inspected poultry processor.
The latest Bauman venture is a GMO-free grain FeedHub, Bauman’s Farm Feeds. Winning the 2014 Slow Money BeetCoin Campaign–and a $60k 0% interest loan–will permit local, non-GMO grain markets to grow. “Farmers are willing to raise it, but must be able to get it to the consumers. That infrastructure is totally gone in the grain industry.”