Modern Farming & Traditional Values
We are a 5th generation family farm, based in Piatt County, Illinois. Josh and Jake Lieb are partners in the operation. Josh, 38, started farming in 2001 after completing his A.A.S degree from Parkland College. Jake, 35, came into the operation in 2005 after completing his B.S. from Southern Illinois University. We both entered farming in an exciting, yet challenging time in agriculture. The technology in agriculture is exploding, from GPS guidance and mapping, VRT seeding and fertilizer application, to genetically modified crops and evolving herbicide chemistry. At the same time we are facing challenges in agriculture. Debates such as food vs fuel, the use of GMO crops, urban sprawl consuming prime farmland, rage on. Josh and Jake are active in the Farm Bureau to help fight the fight for agriculture and be a positive voice in the community. Jake serves on the Piatt County Farm Bureau Board. Josh and Jake also both served as Chairman of the Piatt County Farm Bureau Young Ag Leaders during their years with the group. Josh currently serves on the Piatt County FS board of directors.