Welcome! Your Partner In Land Management
Bryant Agricultural Enterprise is a third generation family farm located in Washington Court House, Ohio. Annual commodity production consists of corn, soybeans, and wheat. We strive to produce the highest yields possible, while utilizing superior land stewardship practices which will help to ensure land productivity for future generations.
In order to create a profitable return for our landowners, we utilize the most cutting-edge technology, agronomics and environmental practices available. Bryant Ag Enterprise continuously strives to maximize our operating efficiencies to help us make the most precise environmental and economical decisions for optimal crop production.
We believe in strong family, landowner and employee relationships knowing they all go hand in hand. Commitment to working together as one big family in growing a successful farming operation has given us the ability to not only build long lasting relationships with individuals from our past, but also to cultivate new relationships with individuals in the future.Meet Our Team Members More About Bryant Ag
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After a CRAZY year, we hope to end it with a bountiful harvest. Please keep all farmers in your thoughts and prayers this harvest season. We also ask that you give us grace while traveling on the road. We know the equipment is large, and life is so busy and time is of the essence, but our main goal is to keep our operators safe as well as all drivers on the road safe. We will do our absolute best to move over to let you pass when we feel that it is safe to do so. We appreciate our community and the support and love you show the agriculture industry year round but especially during our “in-field seasons.”
Spring is coming - we hope!
We are looking forward to warm dry weather as we are ALL eager to get started. Another damp cool Monday in April has us wondering if we will ever be able to kick off our planting season off. The rainy weather has allowed me to take time this evening to give an update on our winter months and also take time to reminisce on what a great team we have.
This past winter has been a very busy one as we put more finishing touches on our new grain system, hauled MANY loads of grain, and worked on equipment. We spread numerous acres of dry fertilizer as well as completed fall spray applications to prepare our ground for the ’18 growing season. Many facilitates were cleaned and organized and field maintenance was completed as well. Although our winter months kept us busy, we didn’t miss many Friday shop lunches together and several evening were spent playing Euchre. It is always a good feeling when you go to lock up for the night and the shop lights are still on, not because we have asked the crew to stay, but because they genuinely enjoy spending time together—and a competitive game of euchre always turns into more than just one game.
This morning I read an article on how successful organizations have trust. There were many points within the article that I agreed with. As I tried to compare it back to our operation I continued to fall back on one point-- In order to build trust within your organization you have to first care about the people you work with and the job that you are doing. Just like we have spent the winter months preparing our equipment and ground for a successful growing season, Heath and I continue to strive to deliver a fun, safe work environment so that we can continue to nurture positive relationships throughout our team. There have been countless times since returning back to the farm that I am reminded we are one BIG FARM FAMILY but two distinct moments stand out.
The first was on my wedding day. If farming wasn’t what we loved then boy would we ever have a team of event planners/decorating crew. They spent the week turning the farm into a fairy tale. Talk about feeling the love. The second was this past week when we received some tough news. We are lucky to have two Ward family members part of our Bryant Ag team- Jomi and Griffin. Jomi is our Office Manager and Griff, her son, is our Spray Manager. Jomi’s husband, and Griff’s Dad, Tom was recently diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma. After the news broke, I believe we had every Bryant Ag team member stopping in asking what they could. The news had affected all of us--their battle became our battle--again, talk about feeling the love.
During planting season, on our best and worst days, we come together as a team. Outside of these shop walls, on our best and worst days, we come together as a farm family. I feel confident that we are entering another season more than prepared because of the members that make up our Bryant Ag crew and because we care about the people that we work with and the job we are doing. As we hopefully begin planting soon, I ask once again, keep our team in your thoughts and prayers that it is a safe season. Give us a wave going down the road or if you see us in the field stop and say hello. Your positive support does not go unnoticed and a friendly hello makes our day.
My Very Best,
Farm Heritage Series: Bryant Agriculture "From One Generation to Three"
During The Great Depression, Albert and Margaret Bryant purchased a 258 acre farm located in Washington Court House, Ohio that was passed down to their son, John Bryant in 1958. John pursued his career in farming and expanded the operation to make room for his sons, Mike and Mark Bryant, who would eventually take over. Little did John know that one day this farm he put all of his hard work into would become Bryant Agriculture Enterprise.
Having the same goals as their parents did in treating everyone that works for them or with them as part of their family was what Mike and Mark Bryant wanted to achieve for their operation. Mark’s daughter, Kasey Bryant Bamberger, a 3rdgeneration farmer at Bryant Agriculture, felt that their foundation of honesty, integrity and hard work that has stayed the same through the years helped pave the way for her and her cousin, Heath Bryant, Mike Bryant’s son, to start to take the reigns.
Growing up on the farm allowed Kasey Bryant Bamberger to have many fond memories and attachments. One of Kasey’s fondest memories was during harvest season when her mom would prepare dinner for everyone that was spending countless hours in the field. Once dinner was ready everyone would come up to the house, sit and eat dinner together. When harvesting moved further away from the house, Kasey, her mom, and sisters would pack up the food and deliver it to everyone working out in the field. Even with the growth in acreage and employees over the years, it’s a tradition that is still going strong every night during harvest season.
Through the years, Kasey has always been hands on at the operation and likes to run the equipment. She recently started helping plant wheat and beans. Her favorite piece of equipment is their drill and while being comfortable working the smaller planter, she hopes to one day work her way up to the bigger equipment. With all of the work being done in the fields, you can typically find Kasey these days in the office or in meetings but there are very few days where she’s doing the same thing. She’s a jack of all trades in the office with managing the budget, handling the billing; crop insurance reporting, work administration, managing the office staff, and using data management programs such as Granular Ag to keep the farm running.
She says that Bryant Agriculture relies heavily on technology to help run their operation. From the equipment to the data management, they know in order to be efficient they must use the most cutting edge technology to help make the best decisions. With the ever-changing Ag industry, they have adapted data management into their practices. Kasey uses Granular Ag’s software program to better manage their operation by capturing inputs and work done on a particular field giving them the capability to manage from a field level. Capturing as much data as possible has allowed them to make good decisions for the future of the operation.
Even though Kasey does many different jobs at Bryant Agriculture the one thing she enjoys the most about the operation isn’t the land or the equipment; it’s the people. Everyone that is involved with the operation are truly some of the most genuine and hardworking people she’s met. While she knows she’s still young in her career, she gains pride and respect every day by a number of contacts that have been willing to help teach her different aspects of the industry. “If you are involved in Ag and you want to develop as an individual, there are countless amounts of knowledgeable people that are willing to help,” Kasey says.
Bryant Agriculture is a family farm but they always make sure to do their best in separating family and business when it comes to moving forward as an operation and that is why forward thinking and communication are so important. They know in order to keep the operation going they have to do what is best for the operation. At times, it can make for some tough conversations but the best mode of action is open communication with all of the family members, those that are involved and those that aren’t involved with the operation. They want to be transparent with everyone and the future goals and plans they have for the farm. Whether it’s an agronomic decision or succession planning, no conversation is too big or too small to have. Seeking outside expertise also helps with creating a network of knowledgeable people to allow them to prepare for what’s to come.
Bryant Agriculture wants to continue to be on the cutting edge end of technology and forward thinking in the industry. As agriculture is in a down market, they are aiming to focus on budgets, contain a good working capital, and keep a close handle on all aspects of the operation.
Kasey and her cousin, Heath want to continue to learn, grow, and gain knowledge from those that have been in the industry for many years. They feel that with a great support team, they are able to learn from them and also hope to continue to relieve some of the day to day tasks from their fathers and allow them to enjoy life a little more. Their fathers worked hard for it and Kasey and Heath know their great grandparents would be proud of what has become of the land.
Check out more of Big Ag's Heritage Series in Ag News.