Meet an Eco-Farmer: King’s Crossing Farm

King's Crossing Farm Eco-Farmer

Jimma & John Byrd, King’s Crossing Farm

Why did you begin farming?

My family has owned the land for many years. We wanted to use an organic system of agriculture to produce pecans. It’s very important to us to know how our food is grown, so we grow our own.

Have you always been an eco-farmer, or did you make a change?

From the time we took over the family farm we have always used organic methods.

What was the biggest hurdle you have overcome?

Switching from conventional to solar power for irrigation and personal use.

What do you enjoy most about farming?

Great expectations for the next pecan crop and eating healthy food year-round.