Brandenburg Farms are headquartered just south of Cerro Gordo, Illinois, on Illinois Highway 105. The Brandenburg family has generations of experience farming land in Piatt County, Moultrie County, and Macon County in east central Illinois. Trent and Jennifer Brandenburg’s families have farmed this rich prairie soil for generations. This farming experience includes corn and soybean varietal performance in “dry spots” and “wet spots” and under varying weather conditions at planting, during crop development, and at harvest. The maintenance and improvement of the underground farm tile drainage systems which make farming possible in Piatt County, Moultrie County, and Macon County is an investment judgement area that only comes with on-the-ground experience, which is needed from someone who farms your ground.
Trent Brandenburg’s training demonstrates his experience in resume form. Just as important to a landowner is the judgement that comes from lifetimes of farming experience. Both Trent and Jennifer Brandenburg come from farm families. Both remember riding, as children, on farm equipment with their grandparents, uncles, and fathers. Trent has worked as a farm laborer since childhood, both for his father and other area farmers.
Trent has been farming on his own since 1993 after college graduation; he has a 4-year agriculture degree from Illinois State University, Bloomington, Illinois, and a two-year agricultural mechanics degree from Lakeland College, Mattoon, Illinois. Trent and Jennifer Brandenburg have been successful in growing their farming operation for nearly two decades. They are raising their two daughters on the farm; one wants to be a nurse like her Mom and the other wants to be a farmer like her Dad.
General Agriculture, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois 1993
Diesel and Agricultural Power Technology, Lakeland College, Mattoon, Illinois 1991
Self Employed Farmer, Certified Pesticide Applicator, 1993-Present;
Lifetime experience working on central Illinois cash grain farms
Dave White Implement, Atwood Illinois
Service Technician for Gas and Diesel Engines, Hydraulics, Transmissions, Air Conditioning, Two and Four Wheel Drive Tractors, and Combines.
Illinois State University: Dean’s List
Lake Land College: Diesel and Ag Power Club President, Outstanding Scholastic Achievement, Outstanding Student
2000-2003 Treasurer, Piatt County Farm Bureau
2003-2006 Vice-President, Piatt County Farm Bureau