We are Mark & Susan Smith and operate a corn, soybean and llama farm in West Central Indiana. We met showing sheep at the Indiana State Fair.Breeding and showing livestock has been a big part of our lives since our early 4-H days.
We have two grown children, Kyle, an engineer for General Motors who resides in Milford, MI with his wife Anika and daughter Kate. Our daughter, Kelly works for the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine as manager of Development Operations and Donar Relations. Kelly and her children, Kaden and Kenley live in Wolcott, IN.
Kyle and Kelly literally grew up in a showring showing swine, sheep and llamas. As children they thought a family vacation meant hooking the truck up to the trailer and going to a show or sale somewhere around the country.
Susan is a Trust Officer at MutualWealth Management Group. She spends many of her vacation days, evenings and weekends helping on the farm and traveling to llama shows. Her years of experience in grooming and showing have proven useful during the show season.
Mark does most of the daily work and management of the farm. To take a break from the farm Mark has judged many major llama shows across the U.S., Canada, France, and New Zealand. He has also judged many sheep shows across the U.S. including State Fairs and National Shows. Mark has served 2 terms (2 years as President) on the board of the International Lama Registry as well as an officer and board member of ALSA. Mark also served 18 years on the board of the American Southdown Sheep Breeders Registry as well as President. Mark was a member of Class VII of the Indiana Ag Leadership Program and has served on the Ag Advisory Committee for 3 U.S. Congressmen.
Susan and Mark enjoy being involved with the New Hope Christian Church as well as being very active in community organizations such as 4-H, Economic Development, Community Foundation and the local Community College. In 2015 Mark entered politics and was elected to the Montgomery County Council. They are very active with many aspects of the Indiana Farm Bureau.
About Our Farm
We both came from a long line of farmers and continue that family tradition. We truely love what we do. We have a corn and soybean farm just North of Crawfordsville, IN. We discontinued our swine farrow to finish operation and purebred Southdown sheep flock several years ago to concentrate on our growing llama operation. Currently we have around 120 llamas with many of them winning major shows or having produced those winners.
We have long been known as breeders of quality livestock. With 33 years in the Southdown sheep business we raised and exhibited many national show and sale champions. We have always strived to produce livestock with extraordinary style and eye appeal, but keeping in mind that they need to be conformationally correct and functional. That tradition continues today with the llamas we produce. As you look at the males and females we have on this site we think that you will agree.
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