Thursday, November 6, 2014

We Are Indiana Agriculture: The Kakasuleffs

By Sarah Mahan of This Farm Family's Life

George Kakasuleff is the third generation to farm his family’s Hamilton County grain farm.  The farm was started by his grandfather in the 1950s.  His wife, Carly, grew up in the suburbs with no farm experience, but she feels it is very important to give their son Vince, and any future children, the opportunity to be the fourth generation to work the land.

George has a degree in agronomic business and marketing .  Carly has a degree in informatics which proves to be very helpful on their farm as technology plays an important role in the operation.  Grain monitors ensure quality in the new on-farm storage and spreadsheets help with marketing and purchase decisions.

Controlled growth is one of George’s long-term goals.  In the last few years, he has purchased acreage, increased rented acres, began custom farming, and started growing seed corn for a major Midwestern seed company.

The Kakasuleffs stay active in their community by participating in Hamilton County and Indiana Farm Bureau activities and are active in their local Kiwanis and Chamber of Commerce.

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