Restoring a Farm for Future Generations

From the kitchen table to the boardroom table, USDA brings people together across the nation for: healthier food, natural resources and people; a stronger agricultural industry; and economic growth, jobs and innovation.

Each Friday, meet those farmers, producers and landowners through our #FridaysOnTheFarm stories. Visit local farms, ranches, forests and resource areas where USDA customers and partners do right and feed everyone.

In this #FridaysOnTheFarm, meet Bill Schlenker, who is carrying on the family legacy, successfully farming the arid and productive land.

Meet Bill Schlenker, a producer whose family has been farming in Meeteetse, Wyoming, since the 1800s. Bill and his family grow sugar beets, dry beans, corn, malting barley, wheat, and alfalfa, which depend on irrigation.

When extensive flooding damaged his irrigation system, the life blood of his farm, USDA helped him repair it.

Click here to read the interactive, multi-media #FridaysOnTheFarm story.

Access a text-only version of this multimedia story here. (PDF, 306 KB)