Scott DeBuck is the manager and owner of DeBuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, Belleville, Michigan. He is a third generation sod farmer and first generation in the agri-entertainment. The 550-acre farm includes 425 acres of sod farm and the sod business operates from March until December. Their agri-entertainment utilizes 125 acres which offers a 25 acre u-pick pumpkin patch , 13 acre u-pick sunflower patch, 5 acres of U-Pick Lavender, 13 acres of mazes, 17 acres of fun activities, donut bakery, and full kitchen. He is a graduate of Michigan State University. Scott has two young children and enjoys learning about the agri-entertainment business as well as teaching his own life experiences with others.
Will Culler is part of the Clemson Extension Agribusiness team where he serves as the Midlands Area Agent, Director of the SC AG + Art Tour, and Lexington County Extension Coordinator. He is responsible for supporting the expansion and growth of the agribusiness and natural resource base sectors in the midlands region and throughout South Carolina through development and implementation of programs targeted at agribusiness management and local foods systems development. He lives with his family in Chapin, South Carolina.
Laura manages the bakery, hiring, training, and scheduling employees, and all marketing for the farm. Before finding her spot on the farm, she graduated with a Bachelors and Masters in Meteorology from Northern Illinois University and wanted to work for the National Weather Service one day. But after meeting her now husband Scott, she fell in love with his family's farm and decided to build a life in Janesville. Laura is happily married with a silly young daughter named Sarah and absolutely loves her life on the farm and with her family at NAFDMA.
When Andrea says that farming is in her blood, she has four generations
behind her inspiring change. Growing her business in the same soil where she
grew up playing, Andrea and her husband Hugo have planted roots in
Manhattan, KS. A & H Farm has grown over the past 12
years, going from 4 weekends a year pumpkin patch to a full year retail
store and more! Andrea joined NAFDMA years ago, and has been an active
community member focusing on not only sharing knowledge gained and
applying knowledge learned, but developing welcoming and lifelong
relationships in the Agritourism community. She currently sits as the
president of her local farmers market, as well as many community-centric
programs focusing on hunger and youth. Growth and passion are two words
often accredited to the farm, and Andrea herself. The operation equally
balances both commercial farming and agritourism, but spread equally
over almost 300 acres, and a handful of dedicated employees.
Tammi Packer, Packer Orchards, Bakery & Farm Place
Tammi Packer is a wife, mother, farmer, and business owner. She describe herself in this order because it is essentially the order everything has occurred over the past few decades. She is part of an amazing family business that has grown leaps and bounds over the years. The relationships and knowledge gained with NAFDMA membership has taken them to the next level.
Her passion for this business was family driven and now has a much more defined description, agri-tourism. She is passionate about the business not only within their family but also the community. She loves meeting new people every day and sharing what they love in a fun, educational, and challenging atmosphere.