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About Our Family

Neil S. Noland

Director and Founder of Noland Farms, Inc.

Neil was born at home in rural Blue Mound to Charles and Ruth Noland.  He attended the University of Illinois majoring in agriculture before returning to farm with his father.  He married Erma Moma, his wife of now 60 years.  Together, they farm-raised David, Dianne, Duane and Dennis… a cousin recalls a time a shorthanded Neil claimed he would have a child for every window.  Farming and flying have long been hobbies of Neil’s since the 1950’s. With Grant’s addition to the family farm, Neil has had the opportunity to become “semi-retired.”  With 60 years of farming experience, he provides an excellent source of knowledge.

Dennis J. Noland

President of Noland Farms, Inc.

Dennis, the youngest of the four children, grew up with a wrench and screwdriver in his hand.  Tinkering, fixing and building in the shed was where he spent his childhood.  He continued with this childhood interest and received his Associate Degree in Farm Machinery Technology from Spoon River College in 1982.  After returning to the farm in 1982, he married Dani Meador, a kindergarten teacher.  Together, they enjoy their annual bike vacations throughout the country on their Harley Davidson motorcycle.  Neil’s passion of flying is shared by Dennis, a pilot since September of 1982.  Anyone interested in viewing potential land investments by air or just a sightseeing trip from above could not be in a better set of hands. Dennis provides our farm with valuable mechanical and agronomic expertise.
Cell Phone – (217)433-8947

Email – dennis@nolandfarms.com


N. Duane Noland

Secretary of Noland Farms, Inc.

Duane grew up showing livestock in 4H and participating in Future Farmers of America (FFA).  He graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Agriculture in 1978 and married his high school sweetheart, Tina Beckett, in 1978.  He began farming with Neil in 1980, became active in Farm Bureau and soon added Grant (1984) and Blake (1987) to the family.  Through involvement in Farm Bureau, he started his political career, serving as State Representative (1990-1998) and State Senator (1998-2003).  He currently serves as President and CEO of the Association of Illinois Electric Co-ops, aiding on the farm during the Spring and Fall.

Cell Phone – (217)433-2979

Email – duane@nolandfarms.com


Grant A. Noland

Treasurer of Noland Farms, Inc.

Grant is the oldest of two sons and a recent addition to our family farm.  He graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Agri-Business in 2006.  Upon graduation, he worked as a commodity trader and elevator manager for ADM at facilities in Mound City, IL, Beech Grove, IN, Curran, IL and Mt. Auburn, IL.  In the spring of 2009, he began farming and married Logan Hymes, an accountant at ADM.  With the help of family and friends, they decided to begin remodeling a 100-year-old farmhouse 5 miles NW of Blue Mound… nothing like testing the marriage from the start! His farm responsibilities include day-to-day operations, marketing and bookkeeping.  A main focus is developing new partnerships and growth potential to incorporate his younger brother into our operation.

Cell Phone – (217)433-8084

Email – grant@nolandfarms.com