JSU Graduates Plow Their Way to Top Three in Outstanding Young Farm Families


Lance and Stephanie Miller, both Jacksonville State University graduates, have been selected as one of three finalists for the Outstanding Young Farm Families (OYFF) by ALFA Farmers Federation. Their historic family farm, which has 1,100-acres of cropland and four broiler poultry houses, began in 1851 in Blount County. Today, Lance and Stephanie keep the family business going in the 21st century. Together, they have one son, Reed, age 3, and are expecting a girl in August. 

Stephanie journals their family farm life through a blog entitled “The Life of a Farmer’s Wife,” engaging audiences from around the nation with every day farm life tales and great recipes.

To read more about the Millers, check out their blog here

During the summer, judges will tour each finalist’s farm and select a winner who will receive a prize packaged valued at more than $60,000. However, the first and second runners-up will not walk away empty handed but will each receive $500 courtesy of Alabama Ag Credit and Alabama Farm Credit. Furthermore, all three will receive a YETI cooler from the Federation.

Jacksonville State University is proud of Lance and Stephanie Miller and wish them the best of luck in all of their future endeavors.