We are a sixth generation family farm (the seventh generation is in grade school). Jack's ancestry can be traced back to Joseph Geiger, a landowner and miller in the Necker River Valley in Germany, in the 15th century. Our ancestors came primarily from Germany, and settled in Kansas in the mid 1800's. I, Jack, am one of six brothers. Four still live in the Robinson, Kansas area and are involved in agriculture. Our organic transition began in the mid 1980's, as an outgrowth of the "farm crisis". My father survived the crisis and undertook the transition to organic agriculture as a survival strategy. Our farming practices do not rely on debt, excessive external inputs, or promote technology as the solution. Rather, we rely on what nature has provided, using techniques such as crop rotation, green manures, animal husbandry, and beneficial planting to enrich our soils and promote pest control. In essence, we use the proven farming techniques of our ancestors, and combine them with today's modern efficient practices. Our farming style ensures that our water sources, air, soil, bodies, and communities will be healthy for future generations.