The photo thumbnails are your link to full-size images of
the 2012 Prairie Farmer Master Farmer honorees. To use this page, simply click on each image to pull up the high-rez version of the photo.

Click on the photo for high-rez image CAPTION


Group photo: The 2012 Master
Farmers are (from left): Scott Bidner of Champaign, Mel Von Bergen of
Hebron, Tim Seifert of Auburn and Tim Lenz of Strasburg. Photo by Holly


Mel and Bobette: Mel and Bobette
Von Bergen farm 1,300 acres of corn, soybeans and wheat. They also grow
100 acres of vegetables. Photo by Josh Flint


Scott and Karen: Scott and Karen
Bidner raise corn and non-GMO soybeans on 1,600 acres. Photo by Holly Spangler


Tim and Roxanna: Tim and Roxanna
farm 2,750 acres of food-grade and No. 2 corn, seed soybeans and
research plots around Auburn. Photo by Holly Spangler


Tim and Delreen: Tim Lenz and
Delreen Schmidt-Lenz farm 2,700 acres split between the Strasburg and
Altamont areas. Photo by Josh Flint