We are a 5th generation farming operation in Pike County, in western Illinois...right in the fertile Mississippi River Valley! Mom and dad with sons and grandchildren comprise a truly "Family Farm" .
Russ is an Ag Mechanization grad from Illinois and Donna is a LPN grad of John Wood. We have 3 sons and 8 grandchildren!
Bryan graduated Western Illinois in Ag Science and Kim has a BS from Culver-Stockton, a MS from William Woods & teaches middle school at Western Community District. They have 2 sons.
Gavin is also an Illinois Grad with a BS in Ag Econ. He is an BNSF train Conductor and owns a salon in Quincy...and helps us. Amy is the salon manager. Our oldest and youngest grandsons are part of his family. Our oldest grandson...Clark is a Senior at Illinois State University. His major is Ag Business.
Kris is a Southern Illinois grad in Agri-Business. He provides 1/2 (4) of our grandkids...2 girls and 2 boys! His oldest, Hannah, is a Sophomore at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville studying to become a Pharmacist!
Hopefully some or all these grandchildren will farm and be part of the sixth generation to continue this operation!
I was helping dad harvest wheat in 1954