Meet Our Farmer
Great food begins with good people. At 91 years young, John Sebesta is one of the very best in the business. To succeed in farming for this long requires one to be nimble and adapt to challenges in the industry. Sebesta Farms was an early adopter of no-till farming on their 800 acres of soybeans, corn, oats and wheat. Today, John battles weed resistance with grace, using progressive application methods, fertility and chemistry programs.
While Sebesta Farms is a multi-generational operation—John still puts in an honest day’s work. He starts his mornings early at the shop, runs the combine, sprayer and does most of the planting. His wife of 68 years, Betty, still hauls the grain into town. John is in the process of turning the operation over to his son, Dave Sebesta, but is still heavily involved in the day-to-day decisions.
What’s the key to John’s success? His positive attitude about life. “I have never seen him upset, only smiling, like he always does” says Tony Crist, Sales Representative, Pinnacle Agriculture. So, it’s no wonder he’s been so successful for so many years. John’s work ethic, stewardship of the land and involvement in the community, are what make him a truly great American farmer.