Father and son, Russell and Karl Shlagel work tirelessly on their extensive farm which has been in business for over 100 years. With a focus on sustainability, they have begun utilizing rain water collection to help conserve water and prevent excess nutrients from fertilizers from entering nearby waterways. They also work with the Department of Agriculture and Soil Conservation to implement soil conservation practices to prevent eroding. Recently, they have installed a new storage facility to safely house all harmful chemicals used on the farm, complete with multiple fail-safes to prevent dangerous leaks or exposures. Additionally, an Integrated Pest Management is used on the farm to reduce the use of unnecessary pesticides and herbicides. Shlagel harvests robust tomatoes, sweet strawberries, flavorful melons, leafy greens, and nutritious hard squashes.