Shady Facet Farm – Natural Farming Analysis Basis

Farm identify: Shady Facet Farm 

Farmer identify: Mike Bronkema

Location: Holland, Western Michigan 

conventional homelands of the Peoria Tribe, Odawa/Ottowa Indians and Tribes, and the Potawatomi

Acreage (owned, rented): Personal 150 acres, lease 20 acres

Kind of livestock: Belted Galloway cows, sheep 

Farm crew measurement: Self, some assist from spouse and oldsters

Merchandise: Heirloom dry beans, open pollinated corn, small grains, hay. 

Markets: Farm retailer, farmers markets

ICLS practices: Grazing & terminating cowl crop, breaking apart pasture for crops

Years in operation: Since 1992

Years licensed natural: Licensed natural since 2010

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