About BKR Farms
BKR Farms was born from Christensen Farms in 2009. It stands for Bart, Kyle, and Ryan. Kyle and Ryan are the 5th generation of Christensens to farm this land, dating back to the original homestead in 1889. Ferdinand Christensen came to Grace, Idaho to start a life with his wife and 11 children. Over 130 years later, his posterity is still farming the land he broke from sage brush with a single bottom plow and a horse.
Bart and Cherie Christensen
Bart Christensen is the 4th generation to operate Christensen Farms. He graduated from BYU in Agricultural Economics and married Cherie Bullock. They have 5 children, 2 boys and 3 girls. In 1975, in an attempt to diversify his operation, Bart added seed potatoes to his rotation of wheat and barley. What started with 80 acres of a single variety of seed potatoes has grown into a 550 acre seed potato operation with 8 different varieties.
Ryan and Andrea Christensen
Ryan Christensen is the youngest of Bart and Cherie's five children. He graduated from BYU in Landscape Management with a minor in Business Management. He met Andrea Smith while attending BYU and they have 4 children. When Ryan joined the family operation, BKR Farms, LLC was formed. Ryan's passion is nutrient management and implementing technology in all aspects of the farm. If something can be measured, Ryan is measuring it.
Kyle and Becky Christensen
Kyle Christensen is the oldest of Bart and Cherie's five children. He attended Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho) where he met Becky Brewer, and then attended BYU. They have 5 children and established themselves to Christensen Farms in 1998. Kyle can fix and build anything and everything. He was instrumental in expanding the seed potato operation from just Russet varieties to potato chip varieties.
From a wheat, barley, and alfalfa beginning, BKR Farms has expanded in a wide variety of crops. In 2010, oats were added to the rotation. With an effort to focus on a more sustainable farming future, BKR Farms has expanded into the use of cover crops and no-till farming. 2020 brought the addition of organic hard red wheat, mustard, flax, and experimental wheat varieties. The future is bright for BKR Farms and we are excited to provide your family with safe, farm to table products that you can rely on.