(My sister, cousin, & I at my Grandparents farm in GA with my Granddaddy.)
And yes we use fertilizers on our fields to help our land produce better crops, however we also leave behind plant matter to decay to improve our soils and no longer have the erosion issues of a generation ago.
Faith in God, confident, and a desire. I hope you all have learned a little about Family Farms in America. If you have any questions please feel free to ask!