Snider Farms Today

Snider Farms is a multi-generational family farm where we raise turkeys, hogs, corn and soybeans in the center of Oceana County in beautiful Western Michigan.  The farm is currently run by Andy & Beth Snider and their son Zack and his wife Priscilla, along with a team of dedicated employees; Andy’s retired parents, Larry & Becky Snider, live on the farm in the non-snow time and still help out.

Today at Snider Farms, we are farming approximately 2300 acres, of which 85% is corn and the balance mostly soybeans and some rye.  In 2012 we expanded our turkey raising efforts by constructing an entirely new farm, 1.5 miles SE of the home farm, across from the county airport, thus adding “Airport View Turkeys”.

We are members/owners in Michigan Turkey Producers Co-Op and our hog operation sells weaned pigs weekly to Michigana Agra, another cooperative business in southern Michigan.  We are able to use our own corn for all of our livestock feed needs, and growing crops these days is becoming high tech as you can see in some of the other information on our website.

We are very active at conservation stewardship and use sound environmental practices in all divisions of the farm. We are involved in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and have a current (updated yearly) Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP) for both farms and both farms are Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) verified in all 3 systems.

We grow most of our turkeys as ABF (antibiotic and animal by-product free) and have some of our barns certified for organic production-we purchase organic feed for these flocks.  All of the litter from our turkeys is used for natural fertilizer on our farm and sold to other area farmers.  Here at Snider Farms, our entire staff is proud of what we do; “helping to feed a growing world” and we strive to be a good neighbor in our community.  Thank you for visiting our website.

Want to know more?  Check out the History of our Farm.