YFAA runners-up Neal & Lydia Wolheter

Farming is in the blood of Neal and Lydia Wolheter. Both came from family farms, and today they farm with Neal’s family. Neal manages day-to-day operations of the farm and is an area representative for a real estate company, specializing in farm real estate. Lydia keeps the books for the entire operation and is an independent real estate title closer.


In Farm Bureau, Lydia serves on the county board and Neal serves on the INFB water resource advisory board and has served on the state resolutions committee.

The couple lives near Kendallville and has three children, Reese, 8, Breanna, 6, and Parker, 3.