Summit Farms History
Summit Farms was established in 1999 by life-long Iowan, Bruce Rastetter.
Bruce is a native of north-central Iowa and was raised on a small, 300 acre farm near Alden.
Summit Farms is a diverse farming operation headquartered in Alden, Iowa. Summit’s operations include row crop, pork and beef production, as well as purebred Charolais cattle and draft horse operations.
Summit Farms prides itself on modern, advanced farming practices producing trend setting yields while utilizing intensive agricultural and conservation practices to ensure success in the coming years.
Throughout its history, Summit Farms has maintained a strong environmental focus. In total, Summit Farms has constructed and maintained 2,000 acres of recreational land and 187 acres of wetland preserves. In addition, Summit Farms has built over 75 miles of filter strips on its land.
Giving back to the state and local community has also been a large focus of the Summit Farms operation. Throughout the years, Bruce, along with Summit Farms, has supported a large variety of philanthropic efforts including student scholarships, environmental efforts, community colleges, and the three public universities of Iowa along with countless other agricultural related advancement organizations.