David’s grandfather, John Smith, bought the family farm in Adams in 1945. David’s Dad, Roy bought it from him in 1952. Today, David oversees Fourway Farms, which is a diversified farming operation with 200+ dairy cows, 200+ heifers and young stock, and 100 steers. They also custom feed nearly 800 hogs annually. Additionally, they farm 1,400 acres of corn, beans, oats, barley, peas, and about 200 acres of alfalfa. Besides David, two of David and Jurine’s sons; Rod and Ryan are involved with them in the farming operation. Rod lives down the road and is married to Cindy with 2 children; Jessica and Dustin. Son Ryan and his wife Melissa live next door and have four children; Connor, Colton, Madison, and Leo. David and Jurine also have another son and daughter. Son Lon helps on the farm when available. Daughter Gala (married to Butch) works as a dental hygienist for Central Parks Dentistry in Mason City Iowa. They have 2 boys; Brayden and Draxton.
David and Jurine are very involved in their church. In 2009, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Winona chose their farm as the site of that year’s Harvest Mass. The farm was a place for over 800 to 900 worshippers.