A strong emphasis on community is what makes Northwestern Kansas such a remarkable place to call home. In doing our part to support the continued success of this community and the quality of life for our friends and neighbors, Frahm Farmland consistently contributes to cultural, healthcare and business-related projects in the area.
Below are some of the organizations we support:
- High Plains Public Radio
- Groundwater Management District #4
- Citizens Medical Center
- Rotary International - Colby
- Midwest Energy, Inc.
- Prairie Museum of Art and History/Thomas County Historical Society
- Colby High School
- Colby Community College
- Colby Walking Trails
- Pickin’ on the Plains Bluegrass and Folk Festival
- Colby Tree Board
- Genesis Food Pantry
- Thomas County Community Foundation
While we are always searching for new, Earth-friendly methods to incorporate into our operation, the following are a few of our current efforts to preserve natural resources:
- Working with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Pheasants Forever to convert 70 non-productive acres into CRP
- No-till practice since 1999
- High-level irrigation water management
- Participation in the Solomon Forks Wind Project
- Conservation Stewardship Program entailing nutrient management and soil moisture probes for sprinkler pivots
- Active involvement in the Kansas Water Office to ensure sustainable and conscientious use of water
The Frahm family has always valued education and believes there is no better investment. For these reasons, we avidly support education on all levels from the Colby Public School system and Colby Community College to the advancement of our employees knowledge through continuing and higher education.
Without the hard work and dedication of our team, the success and sustainability we’ve achieved simply wouldn’t be possible, which is why taking care of our people is top priority. By providing opportunities for ownership within the farm, regular bonuses and vacations, promoting personal- and work-life balance and a providing a forum where employees can share opinions, we strive daily to create a fun and rewarding work environment.
Since 2000, we’ve given foreigners interested in agriculture and/or agribusiness the opportunity to experience Kansas at its best while exposing Frahm Farmland employees to different cultures. While most interns return home after the 8-month period, a few have returned on agriculture visas because it was such an invaluable experience. Interns have come from such countries as Austria, Germany, Brazil, France, Ireland, Ukraine, Zimbabwe and the Netherlands.