Robert Lamb grew up in Indianapolis where his father ran a flying service for Shank airport. At that time, there was no connection to farming-just a dream. He received a Business degree from Butler University and married Diana Bymaster in l959. They spent four years in the Air Force, mostly in Italy. In 1963, they rented their first farm and began what’s become a family tradition.
Bob and Diana are the parents of five children. Mary is in Salt Lake City, Utah; Gordon lives with his wife, Diane, near Louisville, Kentucky. Dean, Don and Amanda are part of Lamb Farms.
Dean and his wife, Debbie, have 3 children: Ashley, Alex, and Adam. Don and Jodie have 4 children: Shelby, Emma, and Riley and Faith. Family is the most important aspect of this “family farm.”
As farming practices improved, Lamb Farms grew steadily through the years. In 1963, Bob rented 240 acres and raised cattle, hogs and sheep. Today Lamb Farms owns 2,000 acres and rents an additional 5,500 (An acre is about the size of a football field.) to produce dozens of varieties of corn, popcorn, corn seed, wheat and soy. Livestock has been eliminated from the operation except for the hobby animals for fun and education.
Lamb Farms, Inc., was formed in l984 as it became apparent that Dean and Don both were interested in sharing the ownership of the farm. Bob, Diana, Dean and Don are the current stockholders.
Lamb Farms, Inc. is proud to boast an exceptional team. Guy Schafer, Chad Glunt, Jeff Jones, Parker Jones, Jay Shultz and Dennis Carrell are full-time employees. Floyd Bruder, Amanda Thompson, and Monte Lucas are part-time employees. Each is extremely important to the everyday operation and success of Lamb Farms and its AgRecycle division. Farming today requires a great deal of technical expertise as well as responsibility in the operation of large, complex equipment.
It is a blessing to be able to farm. As farms get larger and efficiency improves, fewer and fewer people are needed to make a crop or raise an animal. It is, therefore, important for those people to be safe and responsible. We are keenly aware that conservation and environmental concerns are a high priority to achieve success. The spread of urban living makes it imperative that we make the best use of available land and that we work with non-farmers in the community to be good neighbors.