Smith Family Farms has a rich agricultural heritage. Dale and Millie Smith have been farming for more than 55 years. Now working in partnership with their kids, Dave & Melana have been farming for 40 years and Kevin & Chris have been farming for 28 years.  Therefore, Smith Family Farms has over 100 years of farming experience taking care of your land with multiple people sharing their input on the best way to care for the land. Smiths produce corn, soybeans, seed corn, and a few vegetables.  Their desire is to see the Smith family farming legacy continued through their grandchildren and for generations to come.

Smith Family Farms is dedicated to providing high-quality products and services while keeping your farm safe and environmentally friendly. Our family has chosen farming as a way of life because we believe in the importance of raising our family in a farming environment that reinforces our work ethic and strong family values. We strive to model integrity, hard work and teamwork in all we do, and we gladly accept our responsibility to help feed and fuel the world.

What’s Happening at Smith Family Farms:

  1. December 1, 2014

  2. -With harvest all wrapped up and winter quickly approaching, we are trying to get in some fall tillage while we can.  We haven’t had too many days available to do tillage due to the late harvest and wet conditions.

  3. -As many of you are aware we had a challenging harvest due to the inclement weather, but we never back down from a challenge and even had some help getting across some wet ground to finish out the year. 

  4. -The tracks we purchased for the combine this year did a great job, but they weren’t much better in the muck.  Muck needs flotation and the tracks didn’t provide enough for that.  We do believe that they were a significant plus that reduced compaction throughout this wet harvest.  Some of the field were a bit wet while we harvested, but we couldn’t wait any longer to harvest them.  Nobody wants to harvest in the snow!!

  5. -There has been a lot of buzz about our video from this years harvest, and I must credit Landon Smith for his video editing and piloting of the drone to get such great shots!  Landon is actually selling drones, so if you know of anyone that has interest in them, he would greatly appreciate any recommendations. 574-532-5819 or visit  If you haven’t seen the videos just click on the video’s tab to take a look.

  6. -The new machinery shed is getting closer to completion.  It will have a wash bay in it, to allow us to keep equipment and semi’s clean throughout the winter. 

  7. November 1, 2014

  8. -It’s been a couple of months since the last update, but as you all are aware it gets very busy around here during harvest.  We are done with beans and have a couple good days of corn left.

  9. -This year has brought many challenges due to the weather.  We have had over 4” of rainfall in the month of October and generally that number is closer to 2.5” The rain total isn’t that large but it seems it has rained a little bit each day.  In our area there is still a lot of crops still in the field and we feel fortunate to have done what we do have.  If it weren’t for purchasing tracks for the combines this year, we would be a little further behind.  Reduces compaction and also allows us to cross some of the areas that would have been too wet with a wheeled machine.

  10. -It seems that everyone wants to know if we have been stuck at all this year and I can definitely say that we have.  We even got stuck so bad one night that we had to leave it for morning.  We have some much in numerous fields that we farm and it is definitely tough to get over.

  11. -I can’t express enough how pleased and grateful I am for the crew that we have and the amount of time and hard work they provide for us each and every day.  We spend a lot of time with this team and owe them and the families great appreciation for the amount of time they give us. 

  12. -Be sure to check out our YouTube video of the Seed Corn harvest.  This video has had around 20,000 views since I posted it back on Sept. 16.  It does a great job showing how we run our seed corn here at Smith Family Farms.

  13. September 12, 2014

  14. -Seed corn harvest started on the 6th this year and currently we have about 600 acres done.  However, we did receive 2” of rain on wednesday this week.  This has brought us to halt. 

  15. -If weather permits, we will try to pick some commercial corn late friday afternoon. 

  16. -There has been a lot going on here this summer and to list a few.  We have brought in a natural gas pipeline from Leiters Ford to our dryer on the farm with Nipsco.  This took a couple months, but we had our dryer running last week with natural gas. 

  17. -We are currently putting up another 100,000 bushel bin storage to go with the other 5 that are currently lining the west side of drive.

  18. -There is some concern over a wet fall harvest and we decided to purchase a set of tracks for our combine.  This will improve our flotation and allow us to pick some of the corn that we may not have been able to with regular wheels.

  19. -Saturday the 12th,  Local fire and rescue departments will be spending the day at the farm learning about grain bin safety and doing some hands on rescue.  We are loading a semi with corn to illustrate being in a bin.  When we open the hopper bottom door it will start to pull an individual into the grain.  This will show how fast a person could be sucked into a pile of grain.  Firemen will be demonstrating the rescue of that person and I hope to have many pictures from the day to share.  Safety on a farm is always a priority.

  20. -Corn is testing around 27% on early varieties as we picked 3 loads this friday to get combine started and calibrated.

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