Family ties as the key to success
The farm is owned by Aleš Tancek, who took it over from his father Jože two years ago. Aleš grew up on the farm and developed a passion for agriculture. He knows all about farm work and machines. But the family still makes all important decisions together, and family ties are one of the most important factors in the development of the business. Year by year the amount of land under cultivation has grown, and is currently 110 hectares. Thus, the small farm that Jože inherited has turned into a medium-size agricultural operation. Grain is grown is grown on half of the land, mostly maize but also wheat and barley. The other half is used for silage and grazing. In addition to the fields, Tancek has about 130 head of cattle, primarily various breeds of steers, most of which he sells to farming cooperatives.