About the farm clinic

The Farm Clinic Inc. was established in 1939 in West Lafayette, Indiana, by the late C.M. Long. Long graduated from the University of Missouri and was among the pioneers in extension at the University of Missouri and Purdue. Mr. Long died in 1951. The Farm Clinic ownership continued under his associates, Marshall Allman and William Yaw. In 1962, Richard Shoemaker joined the staff, and in 1988, Roger Allman started an office in Lexington, Kentucky.

Kurt Wilhem came to The Farm Clinic in 1999 as an intern and was hired full-time in 2003. In 2006, Kurt moved to the St. Louis area and started a new office. In 2002 as the Lexington office grew the need for a new agronomist was apparent, Elise Wyer joined Roger Allman in Lexington to better serve equine clients.

The Summer of 2010 brought exciting changes to The Farm Clinic when a building in Frankfort, IN was purchased to help expand the lab.  Deborah Hendrickson, Certified Crop Adviser joined the Agronomy Team in 2013.

We are proud to be one of the few organizations that secure our own soil samples, have our own laboratory, and make our own recommendations on fertility requirements for the farm. We sell no fertilizer, but serve only as a consultation service.

Over 90% of our clients elect to retest after the program expires. This helps us develop a fertility history that is extremely valuable to a farming operation.

Our Staff

Frankfort, IN – Office and Soils Laboratory

Deborah Hendrickson, CCA – Agronomist

Richard Shoemaker – Agronomist

Julie Stinson – Office Manager

Jeremy Huffer – Map Layouts and Variable Rate Applications

Micheal Adkins – Lab Manager

Jeff Toll – Soil Collection Coordinator

Nick Steiner – Soil Collector / Lab Technician

Lexington, KY – Office Equine Division

Roger Allman – Agronomist

Elise Wyer – Agronomist

Greg Pelster – Map Layouts and Pasture Applications

St. Louis, MO – Office

Kurt Wilhem, CCA – Agronomist & TSP Specialist

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