OPEN HOUSE DATE: JUNE 18 2016 (FROM NOON TO 5 P.M.)

Perkins Twin Creek Farm came into being in 1982 but the Perkins family has been on the farm since Minor Perkins began farming in 1907. Subsequent generations have farmed the land and been in the dairy business ever since. Currently Jim (Minor’s grandson) and his sons Kirk, Rod and Todd are operating the family business. In 1963 Jim and his wife Pat moved their family to the farm where five children were raised through most of those years the family milked 50 – 60 cows and farmed 500- 600 acres. In the early 1980’s with sons returning home from Purdue to join in the operation, additional ground was added and the herd size grew to around 180 milking. In 1992 an opportunity came up to buy the local feed mill, Stroh Farm Supply and Jim purchased the entity. Within a short period of time his son Eric became the manager where he remains today. Stroh Farm Supply had endured in the feed business and also does custom spraying, operates as a general farm supply and handles Pioneer seed. The dairy farm took another step forward in 2006 with the addition of a new barn so all the cows would be more comfortable and new “bunker silos” to store the cows’ feed all year. The herd size at this time was increased to around 450 cows milking, along with the dry cows and replacement heifers. The family currently farms about 2600 acres which both supports the dairy and allows about half of the corn production as well as soybeans to be sold for grain.

Family members have been involved in many community activities over the years including hosting the Purdue Farm Management Tour in 2004, being named Indiana Farm Family of the Year in 2005 as well as many individual activities. Family members have served on the local School Board, Extension Board, Lions Club, County Plan Commission, and Community Foundation as well as other groups.

Above all else the Perkins family seeks to run a business that honors God and treats their employees as well as the consuming public fairly. They work each day to provide a quality product and are proud to be a part of the Northern Indiana Dairy Trail Tour as Indiana celebrates its bicentennial birthday.