Templeton Family Farms will build on the foundation of three generations
to develop our future strength in production agriculture. Templeton
Family Farms, along with its production partners, is securing tomorrow’s
agribusiness potential today.
Templeton Family Farms will cultivate lasting interdependent relationships
with associates that will enhance our mutual long-term business and
personal success. The owners and employees of Templeton Family Farms
will earn an honest day’s wage through an honest day’s labor.
Templeton Family Farms Motto
Effectiveness is doing the right things;
Efficiency is doing the right things the right way.
Full package of farming services available: Excavating/building cleanup, drainage installation, NH3 application, planting, tillage, spraying, harvest, and trucking.
Templeton Family Farms History
The farm as we know it today was established in 1886 by Frank and Peter
Murray. Frank and Peter homesteaded the original two farmsteads (Rich
and Chris) and began the operation.
Frank Murray had a son by the name of John Murray. John was married
to Crystal (Harper) and they had a daughter by the name of Lorrine.
Lorrine (Murray) married Cliff Danner. Cliff Danner started farming
with Frank & Peter Murray and in 1949 purchased some tracts of the
farm from them. Peter Murray also owned and operated the local tavern
in Templeton. Templeton Rye was a regular drink at that time for this
Cliff and Lorrine had a son by the name of Rich. Rich Danner then married
Nancy (Kennebeck) and they had two children, Chris and Matt. Rich started
farming with Cliff right out of high school in 1970.
Several farms are still owned directly by Lorrine Danner (Murray) and
the farm encompasses many of the same tracts that Frank and Peter Murray
farmed, over 120 years ago.
The farm was awarded a century award by the State of Iowa in the 1980’s.
Chris and Matt Danner are the fifth generation of
direct family farming the original homestead.
Fledderman Farm Photo 1965
Kneeling on ground left to right
Bob Schmitz, Harold Pomeroy, Tubby Irlbeck, Louis Hoffman, Clayton Irlbeck, Benny Klocke, Cliff Danner, Fatso Stangl, Harry Stangl
Standing back rows left to right
Milo Reis, Art Irlbeck, Louis Anthofer, Clarence Fledderman, George Fledderman, Harry Klocke, Alvin Hoffman, Benny Wiskus, Don Schmitz, Eugene Hoffman, RaySporrer with hands on shoulders of Fritz Wiskus, Leo Danner, Marvin Wiskus(standing tall far back), Pete Danner, Charles Wiskus, John Seidl, August Meyer
|Danner Farm 1949
||Danner Farm 1974-76
|Danner Farm 2011
||Danner Grainsite 2011