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Grabe Farms Going Strong
Monday Nov 27, 2017 5:30pm
Sturgis, MI

By: Mike Stiles


(STURGIS) – After four generations of family ownership, Grabe Farms of Sturgis is still going strong.

Craig Grabe is now involved in the family business along with his brother Nathan, and they have seen it grow and prosper over the years. During a recent segment of “Biz Con” on the WBET Morning Show, Grabe says even though he started working on the farm as a boy with his grandfather tending to the hogs, farming wasn't his first choice as a career. ...... {LISTEN}.

There have been many changes to the world of agriculture over the years. Grabe says technology has played a big part in farming over the last several years. ...... {LISTEN}.

Just like their father, Grabe and his brother have diversified and started their own side business. They bought a seed corn picker and are getting into that line of work.

Between Grabe Farms and the work he does with his brother, Craig estimates they work around 8,000 acres over the course of a year's time. But not all of that land is owned or even controlled by the Grabe family.

While they farm their own land and have a mix of crops like seed corn, commercial corn and soybeans, Craig says they occasionally rent out their land to farm crops like potatoes for other local farm businesses.
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