Part of the Community

Part of the Community

The Pistorius family has a long history of leadership and involvement in the community. They are active in churches, civic organizations and agricultural associations and have a special interest in local youth activities. Examples of just some of the youth program sponsored by Pistorius Farms:

  • YMCA Soccer Team in Taylorville
  • YMCA Basketball Team in Taylorville
  • Meridian Softball team
  • Meridian Walk-a-Thon
  • Community food bank


Harvest 2017 in Full Swing

September 26, 2017 | By Megan Pistorius

We kicked off Harvest 2017 on September 11, starting with corn harvest but quickly switching over to soybeans, as corn was still holding moisture and our beans were very dry.  With unseasonably hot and dry conditions, we have had 16 days thus far of uninterrupted harvesting, focusing now on completing all of our first-planting soybeans


2017 Pistorius Farms Scholarship

April 26, 2017 | By Megan Pistorius

Congratulations to Taylorville FFA senior Jack Curtin for receiving the first annual Pistorius Farms scholarship!  Jack is pictured here with Craig, receiving the scholarship at the FFA Banquet on April 25.


Harvest 2016 Recap

February 15, 2017 | By Megan Pistorius

Corn harvest began September 6 and was met with unseasonably warm weather and great conditions.  Bean harvest started soon after, on September 15, and the race was on to get the mature soybeans harvested in a timely manner to maximize yields.  We had a safe and smooth harvest season and were blessed with our 4th


#Plant16 Wraps Up

May 25, 2016 | By Megan Pistorius

The last of our 2016 soybean crop has made it into the ground!  We kicked off #Plant16 in mid-April with great weather and long days of simultaneous corn and bean planting, but we were interrupted with cold, wet weather before all of our beans could be planted.  We used this little break to do equipment


Winter Projects and Prepping for 2016 Planting

March 14, 2016 | By Megan Pistorius

After a smooth 2015 harvest, we moved right into fall tillage work.  With the dry weather, our crews were able to complete chiseling and anhydrous ammonia application before the first frost.  We have spread dry fertilizer and recently removed our spreader bed to transition the tractor into a sprayer to prepare for spring planting.  This

Spreader to Sprayer

Harvest 2015 Is Wrapping Up

November 10, 2015 | By Megan Pistorius

The crop is in, the chisel work is nearing completion, dry fertilizer has been spread, and we are making progress applying anhydrous ammonia. We are grateful for an above average crop that was harvested in a timely manner, and more importantly, for a safe harvest with no injuries or accidents. We will continue equipment maintenance,


Harvest 2015 Begins

September 18, 2015 | By Jill

A quick check on the beginning of Harvest 2015.


2015 Crop Is In

May 4, 2015 | By Jill

Happy to have equipment resting in the lot as 2015 planting is complete!

Equipment rests in the lot after Planting 2015

YMCA Basketball Team Sponsorship

May 3, 2015 | By Jill

Youth Team Sponsorship