Guentzel Family Farms LLC, operating under the assumed name of Jon Guentzel Family Farm’s, is a 6th generation family farm in southern Minnesota. This row crop farming operation, headquartered near Mankato, MN, focuses primarily on corn and soybean production.
Jon Guentzel Family Farm’s was started in 2004 after Jon graduated from Mankato East High School. He continued his education to receive an Associates degree with a focus on finance and aviation from Minnesota State University, Mankato. He is currently enrolled in The Farm Business Management Program through the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has been since 2005.
He is also currently enrolled in The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers through Texas A&M.
Throughout this time Jon continued to farm full-time to grow his operation and provide labor, management, and custom application for his father’s operation. Terry Guentzel Farms and Jon Guentzel Family farm’s continue to work very closely together to realize economies of scale for streamlined operations. The two operations are able to utilize just one line of efficient equipment for ag production to cut back on overhead costs.
Terry Guentzel has more than 30 years of experience farming in the area. He has been farming full-time since 1976. Terry’s wife Mary has also been very involved in the farming operation since 1980 in addition to Nursing part-time at Immanuel St. Josephs. Terry and Mary have four children starting with the twins, Theresa and Jessica. The third born is Jon and the youngest is Angela.
All the children have been very involved in the operation while growing up.
Jon is continuing to farm as a career.
Over the summer months Angela helps in the trucking department hauling grain to market. She also helps in the fall running the grain cart.