The accounts that stand out for many of us are home or celebrity chefs but people also love checking out some of the farmers who are crushing Instagram by sharing photos and stories of what they are doing. And maybe this list can help you find a few that you wouldn’t have come across otherwise. Some of these folks will be featured in Grounded by the Farm podcast episodes, but the focus is great farm photographers!
These are some of the top accounts to follow and see farming…. The men, women, children who care for the land, animals and the crops that will one day be on our plates. There are so many who could put on the list…. And some are no doubt missing. These are accounts I personally enjoy because they who me the origins of our food and the faces who help produce it!
Jenny Burgess has a unique eye on the farm, that may be because she and her husband Geoff are the first generation in their family to have a farm! She shares the views from the tractor and her spot as mom all on the Burgess Hill Farms Instagram.
Geoff’s Instagram (@geoffreyburgess) also deserves a shoutout because he really has an eye for equipment. Big tractors, combines, etc. Definitely has a different photography sense but both are great!
A woman and her cattle… Crystal Blin has long shared the passion for the animals she raises through her Crystal Cattle profiles. Living in Iowa isn’t all about beef though, she also shares her love of turquiose, jewelry and more in the stream.
If you want to see what it is like to be planting and harvesting almost all year long, check out Jay Hill’s hilljay45 Instagram account. Since Jay farms in southern New Mexico and into Texas, he can grow crops all year long. Add to that he has a wide range of crops — onions, carrots, melons, peppers, cotton and more! He loves playing with the photo editing side of things and gets some really dramatic photos!
Watching the crops and kids grow in Kelly Whatley’s Instagram account has been a past-time for years! They are among the first people to plant cotton each year with their South Texas farm. She has an incredible eye for photography and turns the camera on her family frequently (especially after harvest).
Seeing some of the unique sights of lots of veggies growing is what Adam Lytch and coworkers at L & M Family Farms in the southeastern U.S. The team shares photos throughout the season to give you a great feel for how food is coming along!
Visiting Mimi’s avocado farm was the single most jealousy inspiring farm trip ever! The ranch just outside of San Diego is where Mimi’s family has been growing various varieties of avocado’s for the past few decades. The photos of the farm and food light up the instagram feed and make me hungry! We will definitely have Mimi on the podcast soon.
Running a farm of chicks and cows is no doubt interesting, but seeing it through the experiences of young boys… that makes me smile routinely when I check Lauren Arbogast’s paintthetownag feed! Checking on the chickens, playing on the feed being saved for horses and cows or dealing with the weather, making things from leather… they are all there!
Since moving to the North Dakota prairie from California years ago, Jenny Dewey Rohrich has worked to capture the images of the prairies she now calls home. Sunsets are a staple but you can’t help but look forward to sunflower season! And you get lots of food & family too!
Wyoming ranch life is a different world for most of us, but Carol Burton Greet lets all of us take a peek at what that is like with her Instagram reddirtinmysoul. The photos really transport you to another place and for many of us, to what seems to be a different time! Her working dogs are frequently in the photos too!
If you’ve listened to all the episodes of Grounded by the Farm podcast, you already know a lot about Jonathan Dinsmore’s farm & love of Instagram! He grows vegetables — including a lot of leafy greens — and several other crops including alfalfa hay near Yuma, Arizona. Between the farm and his family of happy faces, the Instagram account is one that brings smiles as well as an understand of where our food comes from.
Brian Scott has the perfect recipe for great photos — incredibly cute subjects in his kids, big tractors & trucks and drones capturing popcorn, soybeans and more! His family photos ALWAYS are a hit on the Farmer’s Life channels (especially Facebook and his growing YouTube channel).
Dairy farms seem to be so incredibly photogenic, and that’s definitely the case with Krista Stauffer behind the lens! The cows are curious and almost always willing to share a selfie or pose for a photo on this small Eastern Washington farm.
The account’s name tells you what you need to know… if you would enjoy seeing into the world of a South Dakota cowgirl, Jenn has the Instagram feed for you! The photos of horses and wide open spaces give you a sense of freedom on the range. Love it when she shares from a rodeo too!
The eye of an artist and musician sharing photos of the farm and his family means Zach Hunnicutt frequently sees the Nebraska plains in a bit of a different light. He seems to love playing with light too… know now the sunsets he takes will wow you!
Who did I miss?
Doing a list like this, great photographers and great farms are bound to be missed. Who do you think should be put on this list?