Location: 854E 2300N, Danforth IL 60930
Size: 2370 acres
Farm Manager: Harold Wilken and Ross Wilken
Janie’s Farm, currently growing Natural Agriculture soy beans, was named in honor of Harold and his wife Sandy’s daughter who died in a car accident in 2001 and contains 2,270 acres certified organic and 100 acres in second-year transition. Harold Wilken was approached by Herman Brockman in 2002 to convert 36 acres of Herman’s family farm and Harold Wilken began transitioning the original 700 acres farm in 2005. After 3 years, he made a total commitment to organic production.
Janie’s Farm is currently working on partnering with another organic farmer to mill grains that will be marketed straight to consumers and other outlets. Furthermore, their partnership with Shumei Natural Agriculture began in 2015.