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Kyle and Carrie Winkelmann

corn • soybeans

Kyle and Carrie Winkelmann

Tallula, IL

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A perk of being a farmer – your own homegrown supply of popcorn

Kyle and I grow corn and soybeans as the main crops on our farm. We have a garden in the summer that supplies us with a nice amount of veggies that we can. I've worked at growing some specialty crops, although kids have put an end to most of that for obvious reasons – being a mom of two doesn't leave a whole lot of extra time for working with Indian corn, pumpkins, gourds, etc. However, we do still find the time to grow a family supply of popcorn every year.

Life on a family farm

We farm land in Tallula that's been in the Winkelmann family for nearly 100 years – and live in the same house Kyle's grandpa grew up in. I grew up on a farm that's been in my family for more than 100 years, which my dad and brother currently operate in Farmersville.

Kyle farms full time in partnership with his dad while I work as an agriculture literacy coordinator. We have two kids: Lydia and Grady.

Our farming philosophy

We believe in working hard, working smart and working safely while thinking toward the future.

About my family

We grow corn and soybeans in Tallula, located in the central part of Illinois. Kyle farms full time with his dad while Carrie works as an agriculture literacy coordinator. We have two children: Lydia and Grady.