Alabama farm family is active in community
Stop and think about all the everyday things that agriculture does to support us.
It's more then just the food we eat. The farmers and ranchers are also responsible for the medicines we use, makeup we put on, and the clothes we wear.
Lance and Stephanie Miller of Snead, Ala., farm with Lance's uncle Jimmy on land that has been in the family since the Civil War. This young couple is proud that they are full-time farmers who raise the food and fiber that supports their community and country.
Last year, the Millers expanded both their farm and their family by adding additional land and having their first baby, a son. These sixth-generation farmers grow cotton and peanuts and also raise chickens.
The chicken houses are largely Stephanie's responsibility, which includes constant monitoring of the chicken's water, feed and temperature. The Millers use the chicken litter to fertilize the crops, and the cotton they grow goes to making cotton products in the United States.
They are very active in their community. They both are active in their church and with the Alabama Farmers Federation and this year were named the Outstanding Young Farm Family in the Cotton division. Stephanie also maintains a blog about her life on the farm. Follow her at www.thelifeofafarmerswife.blogspot.com.
The Millers are NASCAR fans and appreciate what Furniture Row Racing is doing with Farm American. "Everyone needs to understand where their food and clothing comes from. Farms need to stay in this country to help keep those costs down. Food imported from other countries do not have to comply with the same standards as the food grown here. It's not only a safety issue, but could also affect millions of jobs. Agriculture employs more people in the U.S. than any other industry," said Lance Miller.
Stephanie Miller grew up just a few miles from the track and hasn't missed a race at Talladega since 1998. "Farm families like ours are so grateful to see companies like Furniture Row Racing come from outside the agriculture world and take on a cause such as this."