Serving Image-Bearers On and Off the Farm

Abigail Murrish | November 11, 2016

Nathan Jaeger is originally from Colorado and has cared for cattle his whole life. He was raised on a purebred Limousin ranch, and his mother’s family operated the largest dairy in Western Colorado from 1907 into the late 1990s—at one point delivering milk more than 100 miles away. A graduate of Texas A&M and Colorado State University, Nate has worked for the National Cattleman’s Beef Association, Laura’s Lean Beef, and AgInfoLink. He is currently director of beef, equine, hay and forage, meat, goat, and sheep divisions for the Alabama Farmers Federation. He serves as an elder at Riverside Presbyterian Church in central Alabama. Nathan and his wife, Molly, have five sons, Timothy, Mark, Peter, Andrew and David.

How would you describe your work?

In Genesis, God commanded us to “be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it” (Gen. 1:28). My work helps others to follow this command. I work with farmers to identify problems, create solutions, and organize forums to discuss what might best benefit their work. Basically, I strive to help farmers get better through education and application of concepts learned from each other and from other farming experts.

As an image-bearer of God, how does your work reflect

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