- A&T Farms
- Valley, Nebraska
Growing up in the small community of Yutan, Nebraska, childhood friends Tyler Nelson and Alex Neukirch were surrounded by farming culture. When Tyler's Grandpa Heldt asked him to grow cucumbers for the farm, he asked his friend Alex to help. What started off as a hobby for the two developed into a fast growing produce company in just a matter of a few years. Nelson and Neukirch launched A & T Farms in 2002.
A & T Farm's produce was grown along the Platte River bottom for the first seven years of production, creating sandy ground that allows plants to produce more abundantly earlier in the season. In 2009, A & T Farms acquired land near the Elkhorn River bottom that contains deep, nutrient-rich soil ideal for growing quality produce and has since moved the entire farm to this soil.