Coon River Farms Inc., is a family farm located in Nemaha, Iowa, Owned and operated by Seth and Etta Smith, our operations include cow/calf, feedlot, conventional corn and silage. We also grow organic corn, soybeans, oats, and alfalfa.
Farming runs deep in the smith family. Seth’s family has been farming in Sac and Buena Vista County for over 130 years. Etta, is a 7th generation farmer that relocated to Iowa several years ago from Deleware.
Our gentle rolling topograhy is not only productive but extremely beautiful to look at as well. The #1 priority for us, is keeping it that way.
We implement several conservation practices on our farm in order to improve soil, water, and air quality. Some of those practices, include, cover crops, ridge-till, buffer strips, crop rotation, precision farming, composting of cattle manure, and converting highly erodible farmland back to grazing pasture. Our goal is to leave the soil in better condition than it was when we started farming it.
Our Hereford cattle are fed a high quality diet that consists of high moisture corn, alfalfa hay, and corn silage, all of which are produced on our farm. We also add modified wet distillers grain to their diet, which is a byproduct of the corn that is used at local ethanol plants.
We hope you enjoy the Hereford beef as much as we have enjoyed raising it! Coon River Farms Inc. Nemaha, Iowa