Washington is home to more than 3,700 grain farms and nearly all of them are owned and operated by families. Many of them have been farming the same land for multiple generations. 


Below are some examples of our farmers who own and operate farms that have been in their families for multiple decades. Some of these families have been farming since the late 1800s.


Grant County


THe emtman Family

Spokane County

Eric Maier

Adams County


Ben Barstow

Whitman County

Brad Isaak

Grant County


Larry Cochran

Whitman County

Hal Johnson

Lincoln County


Todd Bodeau

Lincoln County


Our farmers grow both “winter” and “spring” grains. Winter grains are planted in the fall, go dormant in the winter and re-emerge in the spring. Spring grains are planted in the spring. Both crops are harvested in the summer (usually late July and August). Below is a video that explains a traditional spring wheat planting operation in Eastern Washington.