Caleb and Leanne Ragland of LaRue County Named Kentucky Farm Bureau's Outstanding Young Farm FamilyPosted on Nov 25, 2020
(Louisville, KY – November 25, 2020) Caleb and Leanne Ragland of LaRue County have been named Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) “2020 Outstanding Young Farm Family”. This annual award recognizes a couple or individual under the age of 35 that demonstrates strong farm management skills, KFB and community involvement, and consistent financial growth through their farm.
The Raglands have a hog, corn, wheat, and soybean farm in LaRue County. The couple says teamwork is critical to the success of their farm where they employ a team of 13. Caleb handles a variety of business and marketing work while Leanne homeschools their three young boys and manages daily office work and social media for the farm.
Caleb was raised on a row crop farm, where they also raised hogs, and says that led him to develop a strong desire to grow his own farm. Caleb previously started a custom feed grinding business in 1999 and purchased a separate farm near where he grew up in 2006.
Since purchasing their current farming operation in 2008, they have continued to grow and expand their farm. Caleb says they are humbled by the growth of their farm and what they “have been able to achieve through hard work, good management, and God’s providence.”
The Raglands have big plans for their future, too. Caleb noted that they believe that “if you’re standing still, you’re actually going backwards,” so they plan to continue to find new opportunities to grow and diversify their farm in ways that make it a sustainable business for their family’s future generations.
Caleb and Leanne Ragland were nominated by LaRue County Farm Bureau for this award.