Farm Bureau honors S&B hand sanitizer project
A simple question from a friend about how to make moonshine sent north central Iowa cattle, hog, corn and soybean farmers, Brian and Sara Winkleman, Bancroft, on a path to owning a distillery. The Winklemans’ willingness to jump headfirst into new opportunities and later switch gears to fill a critical need during the coronavirus pandemic by manufacturing hand sanitizer earned them Iowa Farm Bureau’s Renew Rural Iowa (RRI) Entrepreneur Award.
S&B Farms Distillery offers a lineup of award-winning bourbons and whiskeys made from corn grown on the Winkleman farm. When it comes to whiskeys from all over the United States, the Winklemans said Iowa corn has a taste advantage. As farmers, they know the type of corn, where the corn is planted and the soil plays a huge factor.
Read the complete story in the June 18 Kossuth County Advance.