Field Crops

At Guenthenspberger Farms, field corn and soybeans are our primary crops.  We have a long history of providing these traditional commodity crops, produced in a manner consistent with good stewardship of the environment.

Soon we'll be offering beef cattle; black and red Angus.

A taste of the offerings from Guenthenspberger Farms

David and Katie Guenthenspberger purchased a small farm and began farming in 2000.  Through hard work, faith and the assistance of family and friends, we have increased in size throughout the years.

 

We work very hard to increase production while, at the same time, being good stewards of the earth.  We use modern soil management practices to minimize erosion, pollution and moisture loss.  We utilize fertilizer and agricultural chemicals responsibly to sustain the land and the surrounding environment, and we employ modern harvesting practices to reduce soil compaction and our environmental footprint.

Going beyond these sustainable farming practices, we maximize the value of the ground by reducing the number of unproductive fence rows to increase the amount of productive acreage and to maintain roadsides throughout the growing season.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss farm leasing opportunities with local land owners.

 

 

 

 

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Our growing practices

Many people think that organic farming means "no chemicals" are ever used.  In fact, organic growers can and do use chemicals on their products; however, these chemicals typically are those found in nature (with the exception of copper).  Most organic farms are very small growers located in hot and dry areas where pests naturally are limited.  Growing organic produce here in Indiana simply is not feasible economically on a large scale.  Guenthenspberger Farms uses chemicals only when necessary, and we carefully follow all labeled precautions.  We use only those chemicals approved for the specific pest and crop.  We also take full advantage of integrated pest management technology to reduce the need for insecticides and fungicides.

Without chemicals, the food you take home would be of poor quality and there would be less to take home.  Most organic farms are very small growers located in hot and dry areas where pests are limited anyway.  Growing organic produce here in Indiana is simply not feasible.  Although we recommend that you wash your produce before eating it, the ordinary contaminants you might carry on your hands when you pick the produce (germs, dirt, yucky stuff from your steering wheel) are a greater concern the anything you might find on the fruit.