RAISING FARM & FAMILY
Embracing a mission to establish a Mennonite community in Cuba, Missouri, Nathan and Ruthann Mast transplanted their five children and farm from Summersville. Nathan’s red angus cattle operation includes raising chickens, goats, ducks, rabbits, semi-wild turkeys, horses, and maintaining a garden. He hopes to eventually become a direct-to-consumer beef seller, while expanding his existing 140-acre homestead. After 13 years of marriage and two pre-fabricated houses, the Masts are building their own home.
An assignment developed, photographed, edited, & published as a participant during the 68th Missouri Photo Workshop.
Above: (From left) Austin, Nathan, and Travis Mast, transport feed to a herd of red angus cattle as the morning light breaches the horizon of the family farm.