Gary Lund is the second generation to run the family farm, which he manages alongside his father, Larry. The father and son pair have farmed in the Stanwood area for much of their lives and are pleased to be able to use funds from the conservation easement to reinvest in the business.
Given its location in the Stillaguamish Valley, Washington Farmland Trust identified the Lund Farm as a high priority for conservation in 2017. The valley is an important area for farming, fish habitat, and flood resilience, and is home to two other Trust conserved farms, Johnson Farm and Williams Farm. This project allows for the protection of a contiguous area of prime farmland acres in an important farming community, and will help ensure the land remains available and affordable to future generations of farmers.
Lund Farm currently grows corn, grain, and various seed crops.