In 1986, Tom and Kelly and their two children moved into the 1860 farmhouse positioned just yards from the barn. This former dairy farm was retrofitted to feed out cattle for beef, and over the years this farm and family has expanded, evolved and explored many avenues of production agriculture. Finished cattle, pastured cows and breeding programs, row crops, rye grass for baleage, and many 4-H and FFA projects have been an integral part of this family farm history.
Family Working Together
It takes a lot to make things flow together at the farm, and we don't do it perfectly all the time but we try to keep the farm moving forward. Tom and Kelly Esselburn will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary this year, and with their five children Chris (Diana), Nathan (Teresa), Katie, Justin (Emily), and Andrea, everyone has a part to play at Esselburn Grain and Cattle Farm. The three grandchildren, August, Wyatt, and Caroline, are not far behind and will soon be enjoying training calves to halter with Mimi and Grandpa.