Richard Larsen is a fifth-generation farmer. His great-grandparents helped homestead the Snake River Valley in Idaho in the 1880s with their own farm. While in high school, Richard received the Idaho State Future Farmers Degree because of his farming and cattle projects. In 1976, he bought his first farm ground, and since that time he has been buying more land and expanding his farming operation.
In 1989 Richard and his brother Blaine decided to expand their hay operation, which included building the Hay Terminal in Dubois, Idaho. Since that time, they have been shipping quality hay products all over the world. Richard has been a member of the National Hay Association since the 1980s and has served in various leadership positions for them. He served as president for the NHA in 2006, and in 2010, Richard received the honor of being chosen as the Haymaker of the Year by the NHA. Currently, he is the president of the local chapter of the Lions Club and supports youth in their 4-H programs. He also serves in his local church in various positions.
Richard married his wife Peggy in 1974. They raised four children together and now get to enjoy being grandparents!
Bob focuses on making sure Larsen Farms can produce and distribute the best hay in the best way. Bob has spent his life in agriculture.
Bob was a Livestock Nutritional Management Consultant right out of college and was a Farm Radio Program Director for 7 years, followed by a 5-year stint as an Editor at Holstein World Magazine. In 1984, he and his wife Joyce purchased the family hay business, which was founded by Joyce’s parents in 1951. The Bishops merged that with Larsen Farms in 2001.
Bob was president of The National Hay Association in 2000, president of the National Forage Testing Association in 2007, and still represents NHA on the NFTA Board of Directors and the U.S. Forage Export Council. He is currently Vice President of the Livestock Exporter’s Association of the USA and was a candidate for Congress in New York’s 19th Congressional District.
Bob has been married to his wife Joyce since 1980. Together they have 2 children. Bob and Joyce are proud grandparents of 7 children.