TRACTORS COMING IN AT SUNSET
SURVEYING THE FARM FROM A HELICOPTER
THE FIELDS VIEWED FROM THE HELICOPTER
SUMMER SUNSET AT MCKASKLE FAMILY FARM
MCKASKLE FAMILY FARM COMBINE MACHINE
THE FIELDS AT MCKASKLE FAMILY FARMS
All Products Non-GMO Project Verified since 2015
Kaye and Steve McKaskle have carried on the families’ five generation tradition of farming in Braggadocio, Missouri. In 1973, they first began with conventional cotton and soybean farming. Then in 1992, Steve was invited to attend the first Organic Cotton Growers meeting in the delta. The organic premium price was enticing to the McKaskles and they began the transition from conventional to organic farming.
Forward thinking companies, like Patagonia® and Nike® were among the first customers to purchase their cotton. The McKaskles now farm over 2000 acres organically. They are cultivating a wide array of organic crops including: popcorn, Basmati and Long Grain rice varieties, soybeans, corn, cotton and oats. The McKaskles are one of the early pioneers of organic farming in Missouri.
Despite the many challenges associated with organic farming it has been a rewarding endeavor. In Steve’s words, “It was and still is the right thing to do.”
In March 2010, the McKaskles decided to form a new company to market their organic popcorn and rice under the Braggadocio® name. In February of 2015, McKaskle Family Farm acquired TBOR, LLC. With this acquisition came the retail pack of Texas Best Organic Rices® that are available in over 3000 supermarkets and natural stores. Instead of slowing down, Steve and Kaye decided to make a brand that consisted of transitional crops. Hard Bargain® was born. Today, you can find the Braggadocio® and Texas Best Organic Rices® range of organic items in fine grocery and natural retailers. McKaskle Family Farm also copacks and provides bulk and ingredient grains organically. All of our grains are Non-GMO Project Verified, Orthodox Kosher, OCIA and USDA Certified Organic. Our facilities are HACCP and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certified. We pride ourselves on being one of the few facilities in the US that has “X-RAY BULK INSPECTION” prior to packaging to food safety.
From The McKaskle Family to yours, we hope you enjoy our products as much as we do growing them!