Creative spirit, business savvy lead to success for New Hampshire farm family
July 9, 2012
What makes America unique is the diversity of people and the entrepreneurial spirit. This is the soul of what makes agriculture great too.
Farmers and Ranchers are very independent people who are proud of their traditions and that they can produce crops and livestock for the people of America and the world using a variety of techniques and technologies.
This week NASCAR travels to Loudon, New Hampshire. The Northeast area is rich in agriculture history, crop and livestock diversity, and the entrepreneurial drive. That is certainly true for Dana and Tiffany Briggs of Sullivan, N.H. This young couple grew up in agriculture and knew that for them to stay involved in what they loved, it would take hard work and a creative spirit.
The Briggs' raise black angus beef that they sell directly to the consumer at the farm and the Keene farmers market. They sell meat wholesale to many area retail outlets and some of Keene's finest restaurants.
"Living in the Northeast the movement is to buy local, to us buying local is buying American" says Dana. "That's why we think Furniture Row Racing's Farm American initiative is so cool, it helps people connect with a farmer".
Dana and Tiffany have also diversified their business. Last fall they expanded the farm to include 35 dairy cows. Besides the livestock Dana also works for farmers in the Connecticut River Valley offering customer crop services and harvest 2000-3000 acres of grass and about 1000 acres of corn a year.
The next generation of the Briggs family are also involved in the cattle side of the operation. Olivia and Victoria enjoy showing their cattle throughout New England at various fairs, shows and expositions. The girls love the farm and working with their livestock.
Check out the Briggs' website: www.bo-riggscattle.com and you can find them on facebook.