Melvin & Faye Bayne of Hershey, Nebraska
Currently, the farming operation consists of 460 total acres. The cropland includes 350 acres of irrigated corn and 100 acres of irrigated alfalfa. Conservation work, which has been or is being utilized, includes 350 acres of minimum tillage, with 450 acres of proper treatment of cropland.
Throughout the course of many years, Melvin has also provided a service of interseeding native grasses on thousands of acres of rangeland in the Twin Platte Natural Resources District. Melvin commented that their conservation efforts, as well as their business efforts, were possible because of the support from his family and friends, and the involvement of his son, Maurice.