(316) 796-1015 ryan.speer7@gmail.com


Jacob Farms added cotton into the rotation 5 years ago to diversify the cropping pattern.  It has been a new adventure learning how to grow cotton.   This helps us spread our risks and spread our workload over more crops.  In 2022 we purchased a John Deere Cotton Stripper to harvest our own cotton crop.

Planting into Covers

Jacob Farms has been implementing planting into cover crops for 15 years, high biomass suppresses weeds and controls evaporation in the heat of the summer.  

Jacob Farms & KWCH Helping Hands

Ryan’s wife Jennifer, who is part of the Harvey County Food and Farm Safety Council, wanted a way to get fresh fruits and vegetables to people in Harvey County who did not have access to them. Modeling his garden after a friend in Oklahoma, Ryan decided to plant 45 species of fruits, vegetables, flowering plants and plants that produce nitrogen to help feed the homeless and other people in need.

Jacob Farms Steak & Hamburger Now Available in Bentley

Individual packages of steaks and hamburger are now available for purchase at Pribbenow Variety Store in Bentley, Kansas.

Farm Raised Beef

Broiled, barbecued, seared, roasted, slow smoked. No matter how it is prepared, research shows that a heart healthy diet and lifestyle which includes lean beef, even daily, can lower heart disease risk by reducing levels of total and LDL “bad” cholesterol. About half of the fatty acids found in beef are called monounsaturated fatty acids, the same kind found in olive oil.

Variable Rate Technology

At Jacob Farms we use multiple technologies to minimize inputs and maximize yields. We use several forms of variable rate applications to use the right amount of product and place it exactly where it needs to be.

Why We Use No-Till, Cover Crops, and Permanent Soil Cover

Our number one goal is improve the soils we farm so they remain productive now and improve for future generations. Tillage degrades the soil, and we are losing topsoil at an alarming rate in this country, though it is much worse in other countries.

A great video made by the South Central Kansas Residue Alliance that perfectly explains why we do what we do.

  • Why be so concerned with the activity below the soil surface?

  • Why keep the soil covered with residue?

For every 1% increase in organic matter you gain $750/ acre of crop nutrients for your crops to use. Your soil’s water holding capacity increases by 3.2 times for every 1% O.M. increase. Imagine what this does for the value of your land in the future!

The invisible world of soil microbes beneath your feet are breaking down crop residue into crop income. They are out of sight, but do more for us than we could ever imagine. By trying to maintain permanent soil cover we can keep the soil microbes busy all year. They continue their life cycle and cycle nutrients that become available to our cash crops. If we do tillage we kill many of them and their population has to build back over time. Also if the soil has no growing root mass or no cover and is exposed to harsh heat and drought their numbers also dwindle. This valuable link between soil microbes and soil carbon produced from decaying crop residues cycles nutrients out of the soil in a form that can be used by our cash crops.

By using no-till, cover crops, and permanent soil cover, we strive to make the land continue to be profitable, manage weather extremes, and improve the soil so it is more productive tomorrow than it is today.

Contact Jacob Farms

9733 N. 151st West
Sedgwick, Kansas 67135
(316) 796-1015

Owners: Steve Jacob & Ryan Speer