Josh and his wife, Britni, live on a 3rd generation farm. The Akers have been farming for the past six years and have raised Jurgielewicz ducks for three of those years. Josh believes that raising ducks provides simple, consistent work and can involve the entire family. Josh also raises cattle and grows corn, soybeans, wheat and hay.
The Akers have been blessed with two little girls, Averie (4) and Brielle (2). Averie is already involved with farm chores, helping move the ducks from the baby room to the finisher room, and both girls enjoy playing with their two goats.
Josh grew up with experience in 4-H showing dairy cattle. He now serves on the Board of Directors for the Solanco Fair. Britni also had an agricultural background, serving as an officer in FFA, judging dairy foods and horses. For family vacations, they enjoy both the mountains of Bedford County, PA and the beaches of Ocean City, MD.