About our Family
We have deep roots in agriculture. Farming can be traced back on both sides of our families for over 100 years. The farm that we operate today has been in Chris' family since 1880. Our three young children, Carter, Cooper, and Mayah are the sixth generation to live on this land. We love to work and play off of the land and are proud to pass on our agricultural heritage to our sons and daughter
We attend Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren where we are involved in many different ministries. We served as District 4 representatives for the State Young Farmer Committee, of which Chris was the chairman. We also serve as board members for Adams County Farm Bureau and the Adams County Young Farmers.
Steele Farms LLC exists to support and raise our family and to care take the fertile soils of Kirkland township that generations before worked so hard to aquire. We seek to create a legacy of honesty, hardwork and passion for life.
Our farm seeks opportunities to educate consumers about agriculture, to raise safe and nourishing food, and to show the love of Jesus to everyone we meet.
About our Barn
Barns have always been the centerpiece and most important structures on working farms. Historically, they many times were built before the houses when people were settling.
On our farm, the Henschen Homestead was established in 1880 by Jacob Henschen. He arrived in America from Germany and settled on the fertile soils of Kirkland Township. He not only settled here, but also built the barn that we use today to host guests to our corn maze.
We decided to restore and maintain our barns on the farm because of their historical significance and the stories that each one of them tells. The men who built these structures were a living testament to the ingenuity, perseverance, and hard work that were required to build them.
The following pictures show what was involved in restoring our barns to the way they look today. We love talking about barns, so next time you're on the farm let us show you around!