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About Muddy Water Farms 

Our History

Muddy Water Farms was established in SE Kansas by Dave Carney and Kevin Stark in 2010. Main crops produced were corn, soybeans, and wheat. The farms operates in Bourbon and Linn County Kansas as well as Vernon County Missouri. However, the majority of production is in Bourbon county Kansas with the operation headquartered out of Hammond Kansas.

Dave and Kevin have always been passionate about production agriculture and both have long careers in agriculture with past experiences not just including farm production but also ag retail. This is where they were able to observe many types of production methods. Most recently Mike Vande Logt joined as a partner. Mike started his career in the seed business as a local district sales manager for a seed company. Through out his career he was able to experience many other aspects of agriculture production including the crop protection and ag technology businesses.

Muddy Water Farms now also includes some livestock production working with Slick Rock Cattle Company as the operating partner. This helps to enable the greatest use off all aspects of the farming operation.


Farming in SE Kansas has many challenges including shallow top soils along with very erratic weather patterns producing excessive rain fall in parts of the year often followed by drought conditions later in the year. Our goal is to use past experiences and new technologies to help minimize the production risk of farming in SE Kansas.

Tractors Parked in the Crop Field
Image by Sean Stratton

Partners – Muddy Water Farms has many partnered relationships. We believe working together raises the tide for all boats.

Community – We believe strongly in supporting our community and doing business in our community as much as possible.

Legacy – All of the land Muddy Water Farms farms today was once owned and farmed by someone before us. We greatly respect the opportunity to carry on what was started and developed by those farmers prior to us and find it an opportunity to continue on.

Barley Fields

To utilize past experience and new technologies to increase production and minimize risk.

To be the best neighbors possible to other producers in the Hammond community.

To maximize and diversify marketing opportunities in order to maintain a profitable operation.

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