Mary-Howell & Klaas Martens
For over 20 years, Klaas and Mary-Howell Martens have farmed organic grain crops and livestock with their 3 children in Penn Yan, NY. Now, their adult son, Peter Martens, farms with them. Klaas and Mary-Howell also been involved in numerous national organizations and advisory committees, including the OFRF Board of Directors and the Farm Foundation Soil Renaissance (Klaas), and the NOFA-NY Board of Directors, USDA Advisory Committee on 21st Century Agriculture (AC21), the Cornell CALS Deans Advisory Committee (Mary-Howell). They have written numerous articles for Acres USA, New Farm and other publications. Mary-Howell is in the Lakeview office every day, preparing rations, scheduling feed deliveries, maintaining accounts, paying bills, and generally being mom. Klaas works on the farm everyday, but is often on call at Lakeview, advising and assisting with facility repair and upgrade, and providing agronomic assistance to customers.
There isn’t much that Stewart Breeds can’t do around here from facility and truck maintenance, grain drying and handling, feed grinding, coordination, and customer service. His willingness and ability to do so many different things never ceases to impress us.