We are a 5th generation farming operation 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 & Donna is a LPN grad of John Wood. We have 3 sons & 10 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. Dawson, the oldest, is a

sophmore at John Wood Community College.

Gavin is also an Illinois Grad with a BS in Ag Econ. He is an BNSF train Conductor and owns a salon in Quincy. Amy is

the salon manager. Two grandsons are part of his family. Our oldest grandson...Clark graduated Illinois State University in

2019 with a BS Degree in Ag Business.

Kris is a Southern Illinois grad in Agri-Business. Chevi graduated Illinois and is a Chiropractor and Kindergarten teacher at

Western Community District.They provide five of our grandkids...2 girls and 3 boys! The oldest, Hannah, is year 5 of a 6 year program at

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to become a Pharmacist! Aidan is a sophmore at Iowa State University in Ag Business.

Hopefully some or all these grandchildren will farm and be part of the sixth generation to continue this operation!


I was helping dad (Harry Koeller) harvest wheat in 1954! This photo understates the hot, dusty (and "Itchy") conditions.

Now in 2020, Aidan sits in an air-conditioned cab and combines wheat three times the width with each pass

and at a much faster speed!