About Us

About Gould Farms

Gould Farms is a family-owned and operated grain and livestock operation headquartered in western Kane County, Illinois about 50 miles west of Chicago, with additional land in DeKalb and DuPage Counties. The grain enterprise totals several thousand acres of corn, soybeans, and wheat.

Gould Farm is available to lease or purchase additional acreage and to provide fee-based field operations such as tillage, planting, spraying, and harvesting with the same conscientiousness we use on our own farms. We also provide farm-related services such as record keeping and consultation regarding farmland investment and leasing.

Our History

Eldon and his father Don started farming together in 1963 when Eldon

graduated from the University of Illinois with an animal science degree.

Prior to that, Don had worked extensively in agriculture, but not on his own

operation.

Eldon and Sandra purchased the 160-acre “home farm” in 1968 and built a

house there in 1975. Various hog buildings were built over the years, starting

with a farrowing house in 1972 and most recently a breeding and gestation

building in 1996. Eldon currently produces 17,000 piglets annually for a local

hog production network.

Eldon also started constructing a grain handling facility in 1978. The grain

storage site has grown over the years to 320,000 bushels in bins as well as

180,000 bushels of flat storage.

Chris returned to start helping on the farm after graduating from the University of Illinois and serving in the Navy for 10 years. He initially started helping with accounting and field operations, and then assumed all management roles when Eldon was appointed to a position at the USDA in the fall of 2005. Chris retained management roles after Eldon’s return to the farm in 2008, but relies heavily on Eldon’s experience and expertise.

Since that time, total farmed acres have more than tripled, with the hog operation continuing all the while. The Gould family continues to look for opportunities to expand the operation to make room for future generations.

Eldon Gould

Owner-Operator

Certifications:

  • Certified Livestock Manager

  • Pork Quality Assurance Plus

  • Transport Quality Assurance

eldon@gouldfarm.com
Office (630) 365-6260 x2
Cell (630) 330-0921

Sandy Gould
Owner-Operator
sandy@gouldfarm.com

Office (630) 365-6260 x4

Cell (630) 330-8194

Chris Gould
Owner-Operator

Certifications:

  • Private Pesticide Applicator

  • Pork Quality Assurance Plus

  • Transport Quality Assurance

  • Certified Livestock Manager

chris@gouldfarm.com
Office (630) 365-6260 x1
Cell (630) 669-2823

Dana Gould
Owner-Operator
dana@gouldfarm.com
Office (630) 365-6260 x4

Cell (630) 417-8243

John Bend
Agronomy and Equipment Operator

Certifications:

  • Pork Quality Assurance Plus

  • Transport Quality Assurance

  • Private Pesticide Applicator (Dicamba)

Shop (630) 365-6260 x3

Ron Bychowski
Maintenance and Support Supervisor

Certifications:

  • Pork Quality Assurance Plus

  • Transport Quality Assurance

Shop (630) 365-6260 x3
Cell (630) 669-2895

Diane Drake
Farrowing Specialist

Certifications:

  • Pork Quality Assurance Plus

  • Transport Quality Assurance

Mike Panek
Truck Driver and Equipment Operator

Certifications:

  • Pork Quality Assurance Plus

  • Transport Quality Assurance

Shop (630) 365-6260 x3

Charlie Wolf
Hog Operations Supervisor

Certifications:

  • Pork Quality Assurance Plus

  • Transport Quality Assurance

  • Certified Livestock Manager

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