| Updated: December 19, 2023 | Published: December 22, 2023

Farmers on the Rise, Jarrod & Becky Burall

Jarrod and Becky Burall

Farm Credit awarded a total of $100,000 to beginning farmers through the Farmers on the Rise Award Program on December 7, 2023. Jarrod and Becky Burall of Frederick County, MD are one of ten recipients.

Jarrod and Becky operate Burall Farms. They began farming in 2017 and grow beef, corn, soybeans, wheat, hay, and straw on 1,000 acres. They were named among their county's Top 20 Young AgJarrod and Becky Professionals in 2022 and have demonstrated a commitment to integrated practices, sustainability, and environmental stewardship. Their revolving steer herd currently consists of approximately 200 head at various stages of maturity. Jarrod works full-time on the farm, managing daily operations. Becky oversees steer production and care while also managing the marketing of all beef through private and commercial sales.

The Buralls currently sell most of their steers through a commercial processor and sell about 20 steers privately in bulk, as halves and quarters. Beef marketing is where they see the greatest potential for growth. They are planning to build an on-farm market, which would enable them to sell small bundles and individual retail cuts of beef direct-to-consumers. After thorough analysis, they've determined that such a shift has the potential to increase their net profits by 44.3%.

You can meet all of the 2023 award winners here, and learn more about their farming experience on our blog!

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