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Pla-Ground Family Farms
Alexander, Iowa 50420
PHONE: 641-579-6578
EMAIL: mail@pla-groundfamilyfarms.com
Current Events
Hope everyone has been having a good summer. Things have been going well around here. It got a little hot and dry for awhile there, but we have recently got numerous good rains. The crops are looking good besides the areas that were drowned out earlier this year. It's looking like it might be a little bit of a late start to harvest though. If we are lucky we might be able to start in the last week of September, but most likely will be the first of October.

We have been staying busy with numerous projects this fall. The two biggest ones are just coming to an end. We layed concrete throughout our grain system. It should make it a lot easier to clean and help with the water drainage. We also added another bin to the system this summer. The bin is up, but we are still working on putting in conveyors and things.

Have a great Labor Day weekend.

The Plagge family has been farming for many years, with the fourth generation now actively involved in the family farming operation in north central Iowa. Pla-Ground Family Farms is a partnership consisting of Jay Plagge and his wife, Val; their daughter, Jena;
Jody Plagge and his wife, Connie; their sons Nick Plagge and his wife, Debbie; Luke Plagge and his wife, Natalie; and Mitch Plagge and his wife, Becky. Each member of the operation contributes his or her own set of strong skills and talents to the operation’s success.

Since Jody and Jay Plagge’s grandfather, Harry Jensen, began the operation in the 1940’s, the operation has grown from a typical small farm to a thriving farm and swine finishing operation. Typically raising 70% corn and 30% soybeans on owned, rented, and custom-farmed land. We have a large grain setup for storage and a
tower dryer to help keep our combines moving. To help access several markets we have our own semis to transport grain. In tandem with the grain operation we have a custom hog feeding business.

Pla-Ground Family Farms, through hard work and integrity, will strive to continue its profitable expansion to secure a valuable legacy for future generations. We plan to position ourselves for the future by growing our acres while carefully maintaining quality relationships with neighbors, landowners, investors, and the community. We strive to maintain a positive and enjoyable work atmosphere for family members and employees who share our love of farming and our goals. Our commitment to protecting the environment, worker care and food safety is at the foundation of all we do. Landowners are a top priority for our operation and we will continue to care for their land as if it were our own.

Pla-Ground Family Farms uses the latest technology including AutoTrac, GPS yield mapping, grid sampling, variable rate application, and variable rate seeding to enhance our efficiencies in usage of fuel, fertilizer, and other inputs. Our managerial accounting system, which produces detailed financial statements and field reports, coupled with professional consulting services help us make sound strategic managerial decisions.

The Plagge Family is excited about the future of agriculture. Maintaining our strong family values, and work ethic will promote sustainability, thus allowing future generations to join in our successful family farming operation.


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