The Haven Farmstead
About Janelle Anderson
Janelle grew up in rural Wisconsin on a small family farm with every farm animal possible. The majority of her family’s protein came from their farm or by hunting, which gave her a beautiful foundation of knowing the value of hard work and how to raise, process, and consume food from the land. When Janelle married her husband Ben, they moved back to his family’s ranch in western North Dakota and started their herd of beef cattle and bred heifer operation. It was there on the ranch that God began to cultivate in thier hearts a desire to raise and grow more of their food, as well as learn new skills. In 2022, the Anderson family heeded God’s call to leave their cow-calf operation in Western ND, to start over on raw land in rural Northern Wayne County, Tennessee.
In the last sixteen months, they have been finishing their family home, setting up infrastructure for the farmstead, breaking ground and growing their first-ever garden, raising meat birds, turkeys, and pigs to sell to the neighboring communities, starting a Tennessee beef herd, building a community to fill the gaps as well as barter and trade with, and hosting in-person and online workshops/courses sharing with other the skills and knowledge they have learned over the years.
Janelle and Ben’s hearts are for their community. For teaching others what they have been privileged to grow up learning and living. Janelle looks forward to sharing that 40+ years of knowledge with the community you are bringing together and pouring into.
The Homesteaders of America Conference 2024
DATE: October 11-12, 2024