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Hurst Bros. Farm

Brooks Hurst

Hometown:  Tarkio
Farming Since:

Brooks Hurst and his wife, Amy, have four kids, Finn, Tucker, Landry and Elliott that have been raised on their generation operation of corn and soybeans. When Brooks isn’t in the field, his family cheers on the Mizzou Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals.

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Farmer Q&A

Tell us a little about yourself.

I am a farmer from Tarkio, Mo. My wife, Amy, and I have four kids, Finn, Tucker, Landry and Elliott. My family and I attend the St. John’s Lutheran church in Westboro, Missouri. I love to cheer on the Mizzou Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals. 

Tell us a little about your farm.

I farm with my grandpa, uncle and three brothers. On our generational operation, we raise corn and soybeans. 

Tell us about your involvement in agriculture.

I serve as the Secretary and District 1 Director for the Missouri Soybean Association. I work on the Missouri Soybean Association’s Grassroots Advocacy Efforts in Jefferson City and Washington, D.C. I also serve as a director for the American Soybean Association. 

My favorite memories are fall Saturdays riding around with my dad.

Should tractors be red or green?

Tractors on our farm are green.

What is your favorite planting or harvest snack?

Iced tea and jerky

What are you listening to while working?

I like to listen to the radio, but sometimes with four kids the silence is nice. 

Who are your favorite ag influencers to follow?

I don’t think I really follow influencers. 

Who is your biggest influence?

My dad was probably my biggest influence. 

Do you incorporate any sustainable practices on your farm?

We have a no-till, have dabbled in cover crops, rotate every year and have terraces.