Kosten Family Farm L.L.C. is a local farm that is owned and operated by 3 generations of farmers: Ken, Mike, and Kristina. We started in the early 1970’s as a dairy farm milking 50 Holstien dairy cows. In 2016 we sold the dairy cows and our founder Ken semi-retired and started cash cropping. Shortly after selling the dairy cows, we decided to try our hand at raising beef cattle and hogs along with cash cropping.
In 2020 we added chickens both laying hens and meat birds. The following year we added ducks for eggs, and lambs. In the next year or so we plan on adding a small flock of sheep to the farm.
In total we farm about 300 acres, about half of that is land that we rent. We grow corn, wheat, soybeans, oats, hay, sorghum sudangrass, and occasionally rye and other crops. Some of these crops are kept for feeding our animals and the rest are sold to local mills such as, Gallagher Farms, Ionia Grain, Carbon Green BioEnergy, Millington Elevator, and King Milling Co.
All of the beef and pork sold on our farm was born here. We take great pride in both our swine and cattle herds. For more information on our cattle, swine, and lambs, please visit our website. We also have a page dedicated to the certifications we have and the local businesses that we work closely with.