Becky Burall, 37, and Jarrod Burall, 38, are owners/operators of Burall Farms located in Mount Airy and are named to the list of Frederick County’s Top Young Ag Professionals. A passion for agriculture began at a young age for the pair. Both Becky and Jarrod grew up working on their family farms. From the time they met, the couple “shared a dream of working in production agriculture,” they said.
As we wrap up June Dairy Month, Homegrown Frederick wanted to take a moment to recognize a few of those behind the scenes of our family-owned and operated commercial dairy farms in Frederick County. We had the pleasure of meeting with Charlie Lambert of Lambert Farms Inc., and Dee Shafer of Shafdon Farms to learn more about their businesses.
Recently, the Frederick County Office of Economic Development and Homegrown Frederick staff had the opportunity to visit with Rick Hood, owner of Summer Creek Farm in Thurmont. Summer Creek Farm is a USDA-certified organic operation producing gardening soil mixes and organic vegetables.
Each Fall, The Frederick County Office of Economic Development’s Agricultural Business Council, in conjunction with the Great Frederick Fair and the Ag Education Public Relations Committee recognizes a Frederick County family for their outstanding achievements in agriculture. This year’s Farm Family of the Year is the Lambert Family.