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Six Generations of Farming

The large amount of potatoes, sweet corn and watermelons grown for the past several years at JMR Farms in Knox County has aided Southern Indiana in earning one of the top spots in the state for agriculture production.
The JMR Farms story began in 1882 when Gotlieb Vieck immigrated to the United States from Germany and settled as a gentleman farmer in Vincennes. The rest of the story finishes later with about the sixth generation … and possibly seventh … of Vieck farmers.

Gotlieb Vieck passed the plow onto his son, Fredrick, who carried it on during the second generation. The third generation of Vieck farmers was represented by Fredrick’s son, Chris. Out of the nine children from the marriage of Chris Vieck to Cecelia (Kaiser) Vieck, three of those continued to bear the agricultural torch for the fourth generation of Vieck men to till the Knox County soil. The business name of JMR Farms was derived from the first initials of these three Viecks … Joe, Maurice and Richard.

The letter “R” in the JMR Farms business moniker represents Richard Vieck, who served as a Merchant Marine in World War II. Richard is the father of Terry Vieck, who currently serves as president of the entire operation and carries it on for the fifth generation of Vieck ground-breakers.

Craig Vieck

Craig Vieck

Partner

This is where quality counts!

Taylor Vieck

Taylor Vieck

Partner

Terry Vieck

Terry Vieck

President

Quality production through innovation. 5 generations of experience guiding the 6th generation to service our customer's needs efficiently.

The large amount of potatoes, sweet corn and watermelons grown for the past several years at JMR Farms in Knox County has aided Southern Indiana in earning one of the top spots in the state for agriculture production. The JMR Farms story began in 1882 when Gotlieb Vieck immigrated to the United States from Germany and settled as a gentleman farmer in Vincennes.

Gotlieb Vieck passed the plow onto his son, Fredrick, who carried it on during the second generation. The third generation of Vieck farmers was represented by Fredrick’s son, Chris.he business name of JMR Farms was derived from the first initials of these three Viecks: Joe, Maurice and Richard.

The letter “R” in the JMR Farms business moniker represents Richard Vieck, who served as a Merchant Marine in World War II. Richard is the father of Terry Vieck, who currently serves as president of the entire operation and carries it on for the fifth generation of Vieck ground-breakers.

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