In good fashion and like all other Nebraska farmers and ranchers who have shared their stories for the blog, Seward County Farm Bureau member Lisa Eggerling was no different when it came to humility and modesty about what makes their farming operation special.
Her story began as a youth growing up in a farm family in Bloomfield. She met Gregg in Lincoln while she was attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and he had graduated from Southeast Community College in Milford and was working for John Deere. The couple was married in 1989 and they moved to Milford to take over the Eggerling family farm. They’ve been on their own for 17 years with row crops, a cow/calf operation and a custom hay business.
Lisa is an ex-Land O Lakes Purina Feeds consultant very recently turned Seward Farm Bureau County agent. On the farm, she helps by checking cows during calving season, running after parts, pulling anhydrous tanks and doing daily chores during busy season. She also finds time to mentor kids on the farm who don’t have horses through their county 4-H program.
Since farming has changed so much in just the past 10 years, we asked Lisa if she and Gregg still had that passion for agriculture they did when they first dreamed of being in farming and ranching. Her answer just goes to show what makes the Eggerling family farm “special”, even though she claims there’s nothing distinctly different about them. Listen more here. [audio https://nefb.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/lisaeggerling1.mp3]
The couple has three children: Lynn – 22 and twins Jessy and Chase – 18.
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