Mark & Sheryl Von Holten

Lindon, IL

As a second generation 700-acre grain operator and an independent wean-to-finish producer, Mark and Sheryl Von Holten have had the opportunity to implement several conservation practices over the years.

As part of their livestock nutrient management plan, they apply manure on over 700 crop acres for the farm and neighboring farms. The Von Holten's have also planted over 1600 trees around the farmstead. These naturally installed windbreaks provide energy savings, odor control and other environmental and aesthetic benefits.