John Nidlinger

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John Nidlinger is a fifth generation farmer.  He is a graduate of Purdue University and currently serves as President of Nidlinger Farms Incorporated. He has served on various local and state boards.  During the 1990's John served on Senator Richard Lugar's personal staff as Agriculture Liaison. He also served as the Indiana Farm Service Agency Executive Director from 2001-2006.

John has continued his education by attending Texas A&M's Executive Program for Agriculture Producers and annually returns for the alumni meeting AAPEX.  John is a member of Zion Friedheim Lutheran Church.  He and his wife Nan have three grown children John, Kylene, and Matthew as well as six grandchildren. 


Duane Kiess

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Duane Kiess serves as Vice President of Nidlinger Farms Incorporated. Duane's responsibilities include running the operations grain setup. He also coordinates various precision farming activities including variable rate fertilizer prescriptions, variable rate seeding, and soil sampling. Throughout the growing season you will find Duane operating the sprayer across the fields.  Duane holds a commercial applicators license as well as his Commercial Drivers License (CDL).  Throughout the community Duane has served on various boards including BZA and Plan Commission as well as being involved as a volunteer in the local 4-H program. Duane is a member of Zion Friedheim Lutheran Church.  He and his wife Lisa have two children, Shawn and Shelby, both currently attending Purdue University. 


Nan Nidlinger

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Nan Nidlinger is Secretary/Treasurer of Nidlinger Farms Incorporated.  Nan's responsibilities include accounts payable, accounts receivable as well as financial record keeping.  She also currently serves as an Indiana Farm Bureau Agent and helps guide the operation, as well as others in the community, through the ins and outs of crop insurance.  Prior to joining Farm Bureau Nan served as Circuit Court Clerk of Adams County.  Active in her local community Nan is a member of Zion Friedheim Lutheran Church,  Psi Iota Xi, and the Lutheran Foundation, where she serves on the Board of Directors.  John and Nan have three grown children, John, Kylene, and Matthew as well as six grandchildren. 


JD Nidlinger

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Jd is the sixth generation of the Nidlinger family to farm.  JD’s responsibilities around the farm include purchasing of inputs, application of fertilizer and lime, planting of soybeans, ditching machine operation, as well as assisting Nan with financial record-keeping.   JD is married to Casey, and they have 3 children; Jarrett (16), Elaine (5), and Evelyn (3).  JD received his bachelors degree in Agriculture Economics from Purdue University.  JD has continued his education by attending Texas A&M's Executive Program for Agriculture Producers. He is a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity as well as Zion Friedheim Lutheran Church.  In addition to his duties around the farm, JD enjoys spending time with his family and snow skiing in the winter months.