Stan and Martha Steckler both grew up in Southern Indiana and enjoyed dairy farming as children. Stan watched his family transition from a pasture-based farm to a conventional farming operation using pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers. So when Stan and Martha married and weren’t enjoying this confinement type of dairying, they knew they wanted to return to a more natural type of dairy operation they knew as children. Thus, Grass Corp. was born.
Stan, Martha, and their children learned the importance of soil fertility and how fertile soils provided rich grasses for their pastured animals. The family researched and learned more about the Weston A. Price philosophy of healthy eating based on natural farming practices. The family knew that they wanted to return to the type of farming and practices that their grandfathers knew, farming without harmful pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers.
Since that time, Stan, Martha, and their children have been living off of their rich farm land and selling the products from their 100-acre diversified farm. From milk, cheeses, butter, and eggs to beef, lamb, pork, rabbits, chickens, and turkeys, the Stecklers provide healthy, delicious, and nutritious foods to like-minded families and individuals.
The Steckler children are home-schooled and take an active role in the farming operation and the Grass Corp business. Stan and Martha take every opportunity to help the children learn more about the true value of natural farming with the sun and soil creating lush, rich grasses that feed their many animals. The harmony in nature teaches and nurtures the Steckler family and their many customers.The study of healthy, living soils has been and will continue to be a journey for the Steckler family. At Grass Corp, they believe that healthy soils make healthy plants, healthy plants make healthy animals, and healthy animals make healthy people.