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Tom Arnold, Arnold's Farm

Publication Date

2015 12:00 AM

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Tom and Jessica Arnold farm a diversified livestock operation northeast of Elizabeth, Illinois, in the Apple River valley and surrounding hills of scenic Jo Daviess County. They are assisted in various capacities by their three grown children: Vanessa, Cody, and Andrew. The farm consists of 480 acres of driftless region land and is managed roughly as 1/3 pasture, 1/3 crops, and 1/3 timber. Beef, hogs, chicken, and turkey are raised along with most of their feed. A majority of the property has been owned and operated continuously by the Arnold Family since 1886 with an adjoining farm being added by Tom’s parents in 1978. Tom, Jessica, and children are the fourth and fifth generations to continue stewardship of this land.

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Tom and Jessica Arnold farm a diversified livestock operation northeast of Elizabeth, Illinois, in the Apple River valley and surrounding hills of scenic Jo Daviess County. They are assisted in various capacities by their three grown children: Vanessa, Cody, and Andrew. The farm consists of 480 acres of driftless region land and is managed roughly as 1/3 pasture, 1/3 crops, and 1/3 timber. Beef, hogs, chicken, and turkey are raised along with most of their feed. A majority of the property has been owned and operated continuously by the Arnold Family since 1886 with an adjoining farm being added by Tom’s parents in 1978. Tom, Jessica, and children are the fourth and fifth generations to continue stewardship of this land.