Hello! Welcome to our farm website!
We are Paul and Olivia Schoentrup of Schoentrup Farms.
We want to share with you how our farm continues to grow, educate those removed from farming, and inspire other small farmers to do the same.
We share our story on various platforms. The links below will you take you to those platforms, please feel free to follow, like, and subscribe to see what is new on the farm.
We want to share with you our unique story of why we decided to start farming and why we are utilizing a mixture of unconventional and new-aged ways to do so. Below is some personal background of both Paul and Olivia.
Paul is a Shelby County native and U.S. Air Force Veteran. He has traveled the world and has always had a passion for learning new things. Paul is now a firefighter for our community and will finishing up medic school in the fall of 2020.
Olivia grew up on a small family farm in Wayne County, IN. She graduated from Purdue University in Animal Sciences. Choosing the unpaved path, she has decided to follow her gut by establishing a career in banking.
Olivia’s family currently owns a farm to table operation in Wayne County, IN where they sell beef and pork meat products while also maintaining a couple hundred acres of row crop and hay pasture. One summer, Paul went home with Olivia to work on her family farm and he fell in love with not only Olivia, but farming as well.
In the beginning of 2017, we bought a small farm outside of Shelbyville, IN. Shortly thereafter we were married on a beautiful farm next to all our friends and family. We soon acquired a few cows and then some chickens. We have now grown our herd to continue expanding our farming production.
We have two main business goals:
- To become an established farm-to-table operation; selling meat product alongside Olivia’s father.
- To be open and transparent about our farming practices.
As we work toward our goals, we promise to keep our followers in mind by continuing to offer products that are not only local but of high quality. We will be diligent to update you on our productivies and farm advancements as often as we can.
Thanks for reading! We hope to see you around soon!
-Paul & Olivia