Larry Jr and Katrina Wappel September 2011
Elin Wappel - 4 Months Old
In 2011 Larry Jr married his wife Katrina and we gained another granddaughter and step daughter, Kaydence. In November of 2012 the family expanded again with the birth Larry Jr and Katrina’s daughter Elin.
Each family member has found their niche in specialized areas on the farm. Larry Sr is the President and marketing expert. Larry Jr specializes in the area of chemical research, purchasing, and application as well as the soybean end of the business. Eric’s specialty is in seed purchasing, irrigation management, and advanced farming. They are all involved in the mint operation. Larry Jr and Eric are both involved in extensive marketing training.
All other responsibilities and decisions are shared and the RACY method is utilized in the overall management of the operation. Debbie’s strength is in human resources. Laura and Katrina are happily fulfilling their very important roles as moms and supportive wives.
Eric once described Larry Sr as relentless in his goals and work ethics in farming. He remains so at age 59 with as much energy and zeal as ever. Both sons share his same love and enthusiasm for farming. For recreation, Larry Sr hunts deer somewhat and he and Debbie enjoy vacations twice a year. Eric is an avid hunter of deer and water fowl and is also a volunteer fireman. Larry Jr. enjoys road trips, gardening, and movies.
The Wappels feel there is a higher calling in life beyond the farm. We seek to serve our Lord and Savior and live our lives according to the morals, ethics, and call to help others as set forth by the Holy Scriptures. We are involved in our local churches and charitable organizations.