Chief Executive Officer
For a few years after earning his degree in Economics from Princeton, Adam chose to broaden his perspective of both global agricultural production and the agricultural business industry. He worked on a crew that traveled from Kansas to North Dakota custom harvesting small grains and traveled to Brazil to explore the explosion of agricultural production occurring in what was previously unused frontier land. One winter he slept on the office floor of an American farmer in Bahia and spent his days working on papaya and coffee production while learning to speak Portuguese.
During this time, Adam decided to make production agriculture his career. He returned to Indiana and began the process of molding the family farm into a business that could compete in the agricultural consolidation of the 21st century. His rigorous education and depth of practical experience make Adam a rare individual in the modern world of commercial production agriculture.
Adam shares management of Howell Farms of Crossroads with Aaron. He focuses on business development, long-term planning, finance, crop insurance, landlord and investor relations, and grain marketing. Among multiple production responsibilities that Adam assumes are corn planting, nitrogen application and supervision of the tomato, corn and soybean harvest.
Adam and his wife, Keri, live on the farm with their four young daughters. They are active members of High Street United Methodist church in Muncie and in multiple club and school activities with their girls. He has recently begun to raise a few head of cattle to complement their daughter’s 4-H participation. Adam was named to the 20 under 40 group of young business leaders featured in M Magazine.