The miracle bean
As a crop that provides both meal and oil, soybeans are extremely versatile. Add to that sustainable and renewable and you’ve got an ideal ingredient for many products.
Robert Alpers is a generational farmer that grew up working on his family’s operation with his father and two brothers. Robert serves on many boards including the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council (MSMC) and the United Soybean Board (USB) while being an active member of his community. He has continued the tradition of passing on the farm and today, he farms with his son, Nathan, who operates the family business.
Farm Name: Alpers Bros Farms Inc. & 4-A’s LLC
City: Prairie Home, MO
Farming Since: 1975
Soybean farming is more than planting and harvesting
Modern farms are complex, technologically advanced operations. Using more data and information than ever before, farmers make many decisions on their farms: what soybean variety to plant based on their end user, when to plant based on their weather and soil type and what environmental practices are needed to care for and improve land, water and air quality.
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