Motto: Honoring the Past, Working Today, Preparing for the Future
Heger Farms is a family farm in its third generation. It was established in 1919. The farm is located 55 miles north of Bismarck, North Dakota, in Underwood. The farm grows wheat, corn, and soybeans each year. Occasionally barley, pinto beans, and/or edible peas/beans are grown too!
Heger Farms encorporates a variety of practices to ensure that the plants have the best opportunity to grow healthy, as well as the land conserved for future generations. In addition to crop farming, Heger Farms has a history of livestock (cattle, pigs, and ostrich) on the farm. Currently, the farm includes bottle calves, goats, chickens, and pigs. These animals are raised ultimately to provide food for the family and neighbors, but while growing provide an opportunity for the family’s children to learn about responsibility, caring for others, problem solving, animal husbandry, and a little bit about business.
Heger Farms has a unique opportunity to work closely with a local coal mine, their reclamation process, and farm land that was once, not so long ago, part of an active mining pit. Steven and Katie Heger, the third generation, are the first people in the state of North Dakota to move back onto mined land after the coal was removed and land reclaimed.
We truly believe that farming is a privilege and a choice. We enjoy sharing our story, business, and the oldest industry around, agriculture, with you! Heger Farms firmly believes that we must not forget those that came before us nor those that desire to follow!
“We are like dwarves perched on the shoulders of giants, and thus we are able to see more and farther than the latter.” – Bernard of Chartes