Blake & Julie Hurst
Children: Lee, Ann & Ben
In addition to starting Hurst Greenery in the early 1980's, Blake and Julie have been involved in row-crop farming in Atchison County. Recently Blake served as the President of Missouri Farm Bureau from 2010-2020. During that time Julie also served terms as a member of the Missouri FSA Committee. Blake and Julie spend time attending school and sporting events, in addition to traveling and cheering for the St. Louis Cardinals and Missouri Tigers. Blake enjoys spending time writing and harassing his grandchildren, while Julie enjoys serving her church with her daughters and can often be found gardening.
Ryan & Lee Harms
Children: Gabe & Abbie
Both graduates of the University of Missouri, Blake and Julie's first daughter Lee and husband Ryan moved to Westboro in 2002 as the greenhouse business continued to grow. While also working on the family farm, Ryan has started a local landscaping service. Their children, Gabe and Abbie were born in 2007. They can regularly be found at school and sporting events, but also enjoy traveling together. Ryan can often be found in his garage or making pizza in his homemade oven, while Lee enjoys gardening, reading and baking. Both are active in their church and community.
Matt & Ann Schlueter
Children: Aaron, Lizzie & Josh
Ann, Blake and Julie's second child, is a graduate of the University of Missouri. She is married to Matt, a University of Nebraska graduate. Matt and Ann moved back to Tarkio from Kansas City a year after getting married. Matt joined Hurst Greenery full-time in 2011, in addition to the family farm, while Ann is an administrator at Community Hospital Fairfax. Their children Aaron (2003), Lizzie (2007) and Josh (2010) are active in school and sports. Aaron graduates in 2022 and plans to major in Ag-Engineering at Iowa State University. Matt and Ann share the family's joy of traveling and can also be found cheering at local sporting events. They also enjoy serving their church and community and cheering for their alma maters. Ann is an avid reader and gardener. Matt spends his time cooking BBQ and finding projects to build around their farm.
Ben & Kenzie Hurst
Ben, Blake and Julie's son, is a graduate of Washington University and the University of Virginia. Ben is married to Kenzie, a graduate of the University of Missouri. Their son Levi was born in 2012. Ben and Kenzie live in Kansas City, Mo where Ben is an attorney and Kenzie works at Children's Mercy Hospital. Ben and Kenzie attend Levi's school events and baseball games, travel often and enjoy the outdoors. Ben enjoys classical music, reading and gardening, Kenzie finds joy in serving her church community and reading.