D & N Rupp Farms
Doug and Nancy Rupp farm 2,000 acres of corn and soybeans in northwest Ohio, near Stryker. The Rupps are progressive farm family operators who use marketing strategies, technology and teamwork to attain the on-going success of their farming enterprise.
While Doug farms full time now, he taught business and free enterprise classes for 30 years at the local high school and community college and also ran a painting contracting business, all the while building his farming operation. At one point in his teaching career, Doug also coached the high school wrestling team.
Today, he emphasizes the value of taking a team approach to farming by working with and learning from various agronomic, management and marketing experts.
Nancy was a teacher and guidance counselor for 39 years, and continues to work in the Pettisville, Ohio, school system part-time. In addition, she manages the farm finances.
The Rupps are the proud parents of two sons, Noah, a nuclear engineer, and Jacob, a senior at the Ohio State University.
You can follow the Rupps through their Ultimate Farm Quest journey in the pages of Top Producer magazine.