The Sprouting of FamilyFarms Group

FamilyFarm Group - LeadershipOur founders see some of the same and/or parallel events happening in the row crop sector that have already happened in other sectors of ag.

Those other sectors experienced tremendous change and very rapid consolidation and many local farm families didn’t make it.

Not wanting to see even one more family farm not succeed, the FamilyFarms Group was born to create a system to help such farms deal with – and even thrive – in a rapidly changing row crop environment.

FamilyFarms Group was created to help people like you.

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Meet your Resources

Our team has experience, passion, and drive to help family farms succeed.

FamilyFarms Group staff is a diverse group of business professionals – some with backgrounds in ag and others specifically hired to bring knowledge and experience from other industries and help members apply it on the farm.  Our diverse group will help take you and your farm from where it is now to where you want it to be.

Allison Jonjak

Precision Ag Analyst

Ariel Weinman

Team Marketing Specialist

Betsy Kirbach

Geospatial Information Systems Technician

Bill Gunn

Implementation Coach - Canada

Dave Bryden

Manager of Business Development

Deb Etheridge

Director of Risk Management

Diane Hanekamp

Manager of Strategic Marketing

Gary Huggins

Accounting Specialist

Harold Birch

Executive Vice President - Finance & Technology

Jamie Cannady

New Member Implementation Coach

Jeff Haferkamp


Jim Raftis

Vice President FamilyFarms Resources

Kyle Morgan

Implementation Coach and Inputs & Equipment Coordinator

Leo Kosokowsky

Implementation Coach - Canada

Lynn Glatt

Manager of Member Operations

Marty Turner

Team Coach

Michelle Mellendorf

General Counsel & Business Design Specialist

Molly Bell

Human Resources Generalist

Scott Locker

Customer Operations Manager

Vicki Ivester

Director of Implementation & Strategic Initiatives Specialist

Valerie Bates

Team Coach & Training Manager

Where we’ve established roots

With headquarters in Brighton, IL and staff in several other locations, we currently provide producers in 19 U.S. states and 4 Canadian provinces with the resources, services, and tools to be more competitive and successful while remaining independent.