The Farmers: April Hemmes
Location: Hampton, IA
Farm: Cattle and grain
April Hemmes, 2011 Midwest Farm Mom of the year, is a 4th generation farmer in Iowa.
She's been farming since 1985 on land that has been in her family since 1901.
April's operation is a little different from what one might think of as a typical family farm – because she's the primary operator. Her husband has a job in town and doesn't work on the farm.
April loves that she was able to raise her children on the same farm she was raised on. There's nothing like being a farm kid.