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Meet the People of Gingerich Farms

One of the most important assets that Gingerich Farms has is its people. The partners have years of experience in farming practices. The employees have been with us for many years and are an essential part of our operation.


Dannie Gingerich
Farming Since: 1980
Gingerich Farms/ President & Operations Manager

Dannie and his wife Laura are partners in Gingerich Farms. He has many responsibilities in managing the daily events of the farming operation. These include daily operations, financial planning, personnel management, public relations, and grain marketing. His two younger sons, Austin and Anthony, help on the farm when not in school.

Darrel Gingerich
Farming Since: 1980
Gingerich Inc./ President & Operations Manager

Darrel and his wife, Janet, are partners in Gingerich Farms. His daily activities involve dispatching and managing daily trucking activities. In the fall, Darrel operates a combine and makes sure daily maintenance of the harvest equipment is done. Darrel's son, Seth, is often found on the farm helping with various projects after school.



Aaron Gingerich
Farming Since: 2003
Crop Production and GIS Data

Aaron and his wife, Charity, along with their three children occupy the farm house at the company's headquarters.

Aaron is responsible for the daily decisions regarding the products, activities, or methods used in the production of crops at Gingerich Farms. He also maintains the GIS data and the technologies that are used on the farm.



Wilbur Gingerich
Farming Since:1991
Grain Conditioning & Equipment maintenance

Wilbur is responsible for many operations on the farm. He makes sure machinery is in field ready condition, operates and manages a planting crew in the spring. Wilbur manages grain storage, conditioning, loading and unloading at the grain storage facility and at the numerous bin sites. He also maintains our buildings with his skills as a carpenter.


Doug Wildman
Farming since: 1995
Mechanic & Equipment operator

Doug is service manager on our trucks and trailers. In the spring he operates a field cultivator, in the summer he helps mow and tend to the crops. In the fall he helps the harvest crew wherever needed. When he is not busy with these responsibilities he hauls grain.

Katrina Hughes
Farming Since: 1998
Office Manager

Katrina is the office manager and administrative assistant. Some of her duties include answering the phone, managing payroll and bookkeeping, and maintaining farm records and files. She also is the scale master in the fall.

Keith Gingerich
Farming Since: 2011
Office Assistant & Equipment Operator

Keith came to work for Gingerich Farms after graduating from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in Agricultural Systems Technology.Keith is also a graduate of John Deere Tech.

Keith is an office assistant helping with the GIS data management, crop production records and daily office activities. He also is an excellent equipment operator and can be found driving equipment whenever needed.

Elva Gingerich
Farming Since:1962
Retired in: 2001

Elva, and his wife Sovilla are two of the founding partners of Gingerich Farms. Elva retired from the farm in 2001.



Ed Gingerich
Farming Since: 1960
Retired in: 2011

Ed and Edna are two of the founding partners of Gingerich Farms. Ed retired from the farm in 2011. Ed still enjoys being around the farm and helping with activities. In the winter months Ed and Edna enjoy the warmer climate of Sarasota, FL.


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