Wenmar Farms in West Lafayette, Ohio, is home to three generations of the Waters family. The main focus of the farm is the production of 1100 hogs per week, fed largely by their own corn and soy grown on 2300 acres. Wendell and his son Greg selected this view as one of their favorites, overlooking a field that was once known as PBF farms, a pick-your-own berry farm that was a local favorite. The Waters family purchased the former PBF land in 1988 and continued berry production until about five years ago. Although they use the latest technology in GPS field mapping for their planting and spraying schedules, they also rely on direct observation and an intimate knowledge of their soil and water sources. “You have to go out in the fields every day and observe,” said Greg.
Hear Greg Waters talk about the former PBF site:
Wendell, Greg, and Anne discuss the geology and history of the farm: