NASCAR & Farming: It doesn't get any better for an Indiana couple
July 24, 2012
Only NASCAR fans will understand the passion that fans have for the sport. Given the opportunity many would not consider it crazy to return from your honeymoon early to catch a race.
That's exactly what Marc and Heather Hill of Greenfield, Indiana did twelve years ago. The Brickyard has always held a special place for them. The Hill's are excited to celebrate their wedding anniversary watching the race with No. 78 Furniture Row Racing team.
"Agriculture is our life and we are excited that a NASCAR team is helping tell our story. It is only appropriate that we are celebrating our anniversary by cheering on the Furniture Row/Farm American car." says Heather.
These NASCAR fans are also farmers who raise crops and pigs just outside of Indianapolis. The Hills have been farming for five generations and are proud of their history. Currently the multi-generational farm produces 12,000 pigs a year and grow corn, wheat and soybeans.
Heather and her mother-in-law, Debbie also have a direct sale pork business where they market meat they raise for people in their community.
"This small side business provides us the opportunity to help educate people about what we do on our farm, plus raise money to pay for my kids college." Heather claims.
Besides being active farmers the Hills are also members of the Indiana Farm Bureau and Indiana Pork Producers where Heather is President of the organization. The Hills also dedicate a lot of time to their local 4-H program and are active in their church.
Heather also has an extremely successful blog called 3 Kids and Lots of Pigs. She is a founding member of the Real Farm Wives of America. This is a group of farm wives reaching out to people to connect them with the people who are raising their food.