Friday, November 21, 2014

We Are Indiana Agriculture: The Steeles

By Sarah Mahan of This Farm Family's Life

Chris and Marah Steele of Adams County started farming in 2005 on the same land Chris grew up on.  In addition to their farm, Chris is a salesman for a multi-state tire distributor.  Marah was a Kindergarten teacher until their second child was born.  Now she manages the household and the agri-tourism operation. 

Chris and Marah turned their dream of farming into a diversified operation that includes pumpkins, a corn maze, soy candles, a market, freezer meat, special activities and crafts, and a concession stand, as well as corn and soybeans.   They have three children, Carter, 7, Cooper, 5, and Mayah, 3.  While the fall activities on Steele Family Farms are open late September through late October, they sell freezer meat year round.

Chris and Marah are active in Farm Bureau, having served on the State Young Farmer Committee as well as in other positions at the county and state levels.  They are also both active in their community, church and Boy Scouts.

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