Farm ID: SCF2
Like Father, Like Daughter
Lacey has learned a lot from her dad and will still help from time to time on his farm.
All farmers have shade structures for chickens outdoors. Some are handmade while others use trees.
Farms have computers that help monitor indoor temps, water intake, and more to ensure a healthy flock.
When summers get hot, this system uses water and air to keep things cool indoors and regulate a comfortable environment.
Access to Fresh Water
Chickens always have access to fresh water. Lacey is adjusting the water pressure for the line indoors.
Farming runs deep in Lacey’s family. With her Dad and uncle as current farming partners with Farmer Focus, Lacey was proud to take on the opportunity as a 3rd-generation farmer to manage Silver Creek 2 in the Shenandoah Valley. She is a veterinary assistant program graduate and cares deeply about the humane treatment of animals. She says, “Animals deserve to be treated humanely, and it’s our responsibility always to treat them with compassion”. Her care and attention to detail have led to her proudest moment as a farmer: seeing her chickens grow and flourish.
As a young farmer, Lacey continues to rely on her Dad and fellow farmers for growth and guidance. You can find her baking, shopping, or gardening when she is not on the farm.
Ask A Farmer
How did your farm get its name?
It is named after my dad’s farm, “Silver Creek”.
What is your favorite time of day on the farm?
Right when the sun starts to set, it’s a gorgeous view and makes me realize how amazing life on the farm is.
If you weren't a farmer, what would you be?