Through six generations, Weiland Farms has fostered a tradition of progressive farming excellence. We take the long view when it comes to agriculture and we take pride in our responsibility to sustainably grow the world’s food, fuel and fiber.


Efficient use of crop inputs is not only economically smart but a sustainable approach. Utilizing technology, every acre gets a thorough analysis of what to plant and how many nutrients those crops need.


Harvey Firestone said “Success is the sum of details”. In farming, there are lots of details, and then there’s Mother Nature. We dive deep into the details we can control to maximize output.


After six generations of family farming, we understand our obligation to ensure that the resources we care for are productive for generations to come.

Our Story

In years past, the Weiland family raised potatoes, peanuts, pigs, cattle and chickens as cash crops. Today, the focus is on corn, soybeans and soybeans for seed.

Don Weiland followed the family farming tradition by renting his first farm ground at the age of sixteen. Farming was a natural choice for Don. He always had the desire to be a successful farmer and realized early on that in order to do that, he needed to continually improve the farm – through higher yields and smarter operations resulting in better profitability.

Now, he watches his son, Reid, continue the farm’s transition from a small family operation to a thriving family business. With a degree from Iowa State University in Agriculture Business, Reid first helped implement changes in the farm’s accounting and record-keeping systems. He also spent several years in Brazil working with American investors and Brazilian farmers to raise peanuts, soybeans, rice and cattle. In 2009, Reid moved back to Iowa to lead the management of his family’s farm.

Today the farm has made a strategic choice to move up the value chain. How can we add additional value to the people, infrastructure and farmland in our portfolio? We believe this includes producing niche crops and developing new approaches to old challenges. We seek to grow something distinctive to our farm with our unique recipe.

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“I watched my Grandpa till these fields, and always hoped that I, and future generations, would have the privilege to continue to take care of this land.”

- Don Weiland

The People

Whether we run reports, fix equipment, shovel grain, bring meals to the fields, or operate a half million dollar piece of equipment, the people of Weiland Farms work together to contribute to the success of the family business.

Don and Judi Weiland

Don helps lead overall strategy and direction for Weiland Farms. He leads equipment acquisition and serves in an advisory role when farm decisions are made. On any given day, Don can be found in the yard with his sleeves rolled up providing his advice in a given situation.


Reid and Carla Weiland

Reid serves as Managing Partner in the family farming business. He leads all land management and acquisition efforts as well as landowner relations. Reid also focuses on human resources, marketing and strategic development.


Lea and Brian Leopold

Lea is Don and Judi’s daughter and Reid’s sister. She and her husband, Brian, serve on the Board of Directors at Weiland Farms.

Erik Ostlind

Erik is the Operations Manager at Weiland Farms, which is where the “rubber meets the soil”. Erik is enthusiastic about the application of farm technology. In the busy season, Erik “quarterbacks” people, equipment and product.


Bret Swanson

Bret serves as an Operations Lead and the Maintenance Manager. A former tractor mechanic, Bret operates the planter, sprayer and combine during the busy seasons and leads maintenance on that equipment in between times.


Kathy Leuwerke

Kathy, a farmer herself, is a former Senior Specialist of Credit Controls at Winnebago Industries. Today Kathy is responsible for administration and accounting at Weiland Farms.

Gabriella Martens

Gabi, the Production Agronomist at Weiland Farms, serves as the go-to resource for planning and development of our crops. Gabi’s technical viewpoint and thorough analysis helps the farm get the most out of its efforts.