Edwards Farms

Edwards FarmsThe family farm came into the family around 1937 and was purchased by Robert Edwards in 1945. Now in its third generation, this corn, soybean, and purebred cattle operation is owned by Gary and Patty Edwards. As the farm began to grow, Gary and Patty wanted to add value to their farm and in 1972 the Edwards Farm became one of the first breeders in Indiana to raise Simmental cattle. Simmentals are a versatile breed of cattle originating in Switzerland. Their purebred cattle program is based on an extensive use of Artificial Insemination and has Cow and Calf evolved into an embryo transplant program that brings top genetics from all across the nation to their farm. The Edwards' feel this is the fastest way to improve their purebred genetics. With 100 acres of pasture for the cattle to roam, this medium-sized, family run farm provides some of the best breeding livestock around.

The Edwards Farm harvests 1,300 acres of corn and soybeans. The corn is used for animal feed with an increasing amount going into the ethanol industry that makes clean burning fuels for our cars. The soybeans are harvested and produced into soybean meal, biodiesel, and cooking oil.


Your tour of the Edwards Farm will include cattle grooming demonstrations in the beef barn. Gary and Patty's son, Matt, will demonstrate how to properly fit cattle for a show. You will be able to see a Simmental up close and learn exactly how much hay and grain it takes to feed just one Simmental.

CowYour tour will also take you through the machine shed where you will see some of today's latest technology for harvesting crops as well as tractors and machinery of the past. Information about the innovative technology used to accommodate handicapped farmers will also be on display.

Kids will enjoy taking a walk through the corn maize and will have the opportunity to learn some interesting and educational facts about Indiana corn crops along the way.

During your visit to Edwards Farm make sure to stop by all of the exhibits on hand including a biodiesel semi display, an interactive bin safety display by ISU-PU, and a fence line habitat display from the Center for Ag Science and Heritage. Receive additional farming information at exhibits hosted by Smith Implements and the Greenfield Central High School FFA. Complete your tour of Edwards Farm and enjoy a delicious sandwich provided by the Indiana Cattleman's Association (for a nominal fee).

Jean Edwards, Gary's mother and an award winning quilter, will have some of her beautiful handmade quilts on display.