Welcome to Weeks Family Farms

Our focusis on caring for and nurturing our two greatest resources, our people and our land.  With a common sense approach to business, adaptation of technology, strategic visioning, the strong accounting and a well thought out business plan we give our landowners and partners piece of mind in today’s ag environment.  We are unlike many in the agricultural industry, we focus on you and your needs.  Contact us today to find out more about Weeks Family Farms.

Meet Ryan & Kristi

Ryan & Kristi Weeks
Ryan & Kristi Weeks

Ryan brings a rich background in agriculture along with a unique skill set and extensive leadership experience from his service on numerous local, state and national boards. His study in Biological Systems Engineering and Business Administration, continuing education in financial management, farm business management and other areas, along with peer group participation has prepared him well for his role of owner/CEO at Weeks Family Farms.

Kristi, who earned her degree in Environmental Studies, assists with landowner relations, employee relations and chasing around the next generation of our farm. She also is the Enrollment Coordinator for Hastings Catholic Schools. Her ability to strongly value people, family life, and her strong faith base have been an invaluable asset at Weeks Family Farms.

Ryan and Kristi have wisely gathered a group of trusted advisors who provide valuable help and counsel in the areas of Banking, Finance, Accounting, Data Collection, Law, Agronomy, Marketing and Insurance.

Meet Greg

Greg Eckhardt
Greg EckhardtOperations Supervisor

Greg’s career with Weeks Family Farms began in 1996, working part time helping out with field work and livestock.  2016 was Greg’s 20th harvest with Weeks Family Farms.  He has always taken a week or two of vacation to help harvest over those twenty years while he worked a full time job in Hastings.

In 2016, Greg began full time employment with Weeks Family Farms as Operations Supervisor.  He handles the day-to-day activities surrounding crop production, planning, budgeting and employee supervision. .

Greg’s full time career was in the welding supply industry working for Matheson/LinWeld.  He held many positions being there for 25 years, including warehouse, route sales, store supervisor and finally as an outside salesman managing large industrial accounts with automation, lasers, and other various industrial and technology needs with regards to fabrication and welding.  These positions equipped Greg with valuable skills to put to use at Weeks Family Farms such as organization and inventory management, employee management, customer relations, Lean-6 training along with his structural welding certification from Central Community College along with becoming a Certified Welding Supervisor for the American Welding Society.  Greg’s electronics experience in the welding industry has lent itself well to the farm in diagnosing issues on our pivot irrigation systems.

Greg and his wife Rachel have a son, Landon, and reside in Hastings.  When not at work, their lives revolve around “chasing” Landon’s activities, whether it be sports or academic.

Greg has a love for the outdoors and enjoys hunting, fishing and baseball.

Environmental Stewardship

  • Grid and zone Sampling to improve nutrient management

  • Use of Cover Crops

  • Organic or conventional cropping

    • Some farms are suited to do organic, and some are not.  We will help you determine the best for your farm from an environmental, ethical and conservation standpoint
  • Conservation Security Program Contracts

    • Verifies our commitment to caring for the resources we are blessed with
  • Carbon Intensity Ratings, Carbon Credits and staying on top of these types of programs is a top priority

We want to hear from you!

Lets chat ag – we can’t wait to hear from you.