In 1937 Floyd Fouts came from Iowa to the Finger Lakes region of New York and bought the Suggett family farm in Groton. Nearly 70 years later a fourth generation of the Fouts family is growing up on that same farm. Today, Floyd's son Bob farms with his wife, Sharon, and his son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Laura. Paul and Laura are happy to be raising their two children, Julia (age 6) and Derrick (age 4), on the family farm.
Fouts farm has grown from an original herd of 12 cows to 115 cows and 650 tillable acres 25 years ago to 220 cows and 1100 tillable acres today. A new 80-cow barn is underway to accommodate a herd of 250 cows. In addition to the dairy operation, the Fouts family grows field crops including orchard grass, alfalfa, corn, soybeans, oats and barley. They also have a farm stand, open June-October, where they sell farm grown sweet corn and pumpkins as well as a variety of local in-season produce. The farm's hay bale and corn mazes have been an area attraction for several years and this fall's corn maze promises as much fun as ever! The farm enterprises not only support the Fouts, they also provide employment for 5 full time and 2 part time workers.
Last updated September 25, 2015