Who We Are:
4B Farms consists of Dan, Carol, Wade and Shayna Buck, several dogs, a bunch horses, about 150 Boer Goats, and 5 cats. Soon we hope to add a few calves just to add to the fun! We were fortunate enough to find this farm of 160 acres in Grinnell, Kansas in 2005 during Dan's travels delivering seed. It was exactly what we had been trying to find for years.
We have lived our entire lives in Eastern Nebraska and it was a huge leap of faith to move so far from everyone and everything we have always known. We were incredibly fortunate however to move into a community of people that have welcomed us with open arms and have become more than just friends, they have become like family to us. We could not ask for better neighbors or a better community to become a part of. For Dan, buying this farm was going back to his boyhood roots where he raised and sold feeder pigs and farmed. I on the other hand grew up in town and always longed to be on the farm, so I am finally here. At long last, we can have our horses on our own property instead of having to keep them on property owned by someone else.
Wade & Shayna are both involved in 4H and school activities as well as helping with chores. Wade is busy with football in the fall and track in the spring as well as working two jobs. He likes to show his horses and a steer and goat every summer at the fair. Shayna is taking voice lessons, working on learning the piano and flute, and plays sports at school. In the summer she is busy with her bucket calf, her dogs, and her goats. They are both very active kids!
Shayna can usually be found with the puppies but she also enjoys taking the dogs on their daily run while she rides her bike. She will soon be helping me train her 4 year old mare and preparing her for her first ride. Shayna is planning to take one of her dogs to the fair this year. She may be the smallest Buck, but she is determined! Socks is a coming 2 year old and hopefully Wade and Shayna will be able to use him for showmanship this year because we lost Red, our showmanship Grand Champion horse due to a leg injury that didn't heal correctly.
Dan and I are entrepreneurs and have owned our own businesses for 18 years. We started Dan Buck Transportation in 1992 and decided to quit trucking in 2009 after weathering the $4 diesel prices. Dan has since gone to work helping a local farming family and he does contract welding as well as mechanic work on semi trucks and trailers. We sold a car wash that we had purchased from my parents in order to buy the farm in Grinnell. We were representatives for a communication company for several years. We keep busy with the farm, and our horse operation, and raising our dogs and goats, but we love every minute of it. We hope to continue to build all of our businesses with the help of our fantastic customers.