Bolender Family Beef
Adam and Aubrey (Earhart) Bolender live and work on the family’s third generation farms with their children, Macy (5), Emery Kate (2), Brant (infant) and their dog, Bo (9). Both Adam and Aubrey grew up on family farms and realize the importance of providing that same experience for their children.
The two of them were involved in 4-H and FFA growing up, and in high school, served on the Brown County Jr. Fairboard where they first met. The experiences in these programs, as well as their experiences growing up on their own family farms, left a lasting impression that instilled the desire to continue farming as their career.
Along with cattle, Adam and Aubrey raise soybeans, corn, wheat and hay in eastern Brown County. Some of what is produced stays on the farm to be used for the cattle. The corn is ground into feed, the hay is baled and fed throughout the winter months, and after the wheat is combined, they bale the straw to use for bedding.
For ten years they have been feeding out cattle for their friends and neighbors, who have come to depend on the quality, taste, and especially the assurance of knowing they are getting a safe product from a family that raises and enjoys the same beef.