Farmer Profile for Kellen Elwer

Co-Applicant / Partner Name:

Jared Elwer


Please describe your past and/or present farming experience:

My brother and I currently farm row crops and beef cattle. Together we also have a small trucking company hauling ag products. We grew up on a farm and have been farming our entire lives. Our farm has been no-till, strip-till for the last 10 or 15 years. We are knowledgeable in weed control, nutrient management, equipment, and cover crops. We are knowledgeable in corn, soybean, and wheat production. We own all our equipment and can perform everything needed to grow a profitable crop. Our farm is located in Allen county; we would prefer to stay close by but are willing to travel a bit for a suitable farm.

Are you currently farming?:


Are you interested in connecting with other farmers to explore collocation or collaborative farm ideas?:



What is the primary agricultural enterprise you are considering?:

Row Crops

What other enterprises are you considering?:


The Land

Total Acres Desired:





Farmhouse Needed:


Tenure Arrangement

Tenure Arrangement Considered:

Lease with Option to Buy
Long-Term Lease
Short-Term Lease
Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assets)

Maximum monthly rent you are willing/able to pay:


Business Plan/Goals

Do you have a business plan? Please write an informative description of your vision & goals for your farming future.:

We aim to keep the family farm alive and be good stewards of the land. We strive to produce a safe and sustainable food source through conservative farm practices. At our farm, we are always considering new practices to give back to the soil so we can leave it better than we found it. Agriculture has been a part of our family for generations and we truly love what we do. Our short-term goal is to grow our operation through leased ground and increase our profitability. Long-term we hope to be able to buy a few more farms and continue to grow. We hope to become full-time farmers and believe we have a solid foundation to make that dream a reality. We must take care of our most valuable resource, so it can give back to us for years to come. We want the farm to grow and thrive so our future generations can continue our farming tradition.