2006 Dave Lambert

David Lambert

David Lambert was born on March 27, 1965, to Wayne and Alice Lambert of Carrollton Township. He attended Carroll schools and graduated in 1983. He was a tremendous football player and was the first Carroll player to make the Indiana North/South All- Star Team and play in the all star game in Indianapolis. He passed up a full-ride scholarship to play football for Triton College in Chicago to go to work on a farm in hopes of starting his own one day.

He married Stephanie Brown in March of 1992, and they have two sons, John, 6, and Cason, 3. Lambert worked for Jerry Hendress and, following high school, he went to work for Bill Pickart at Fairacre Farms and worked for him for 17 years. In 2000, Pickart retired from farming, and at the same time, Lambert and his wife decided to start farming. He said this was a difficult decision, since neither of their parents owned any farm ground and they were starting out on their own. He was already of part of a wean-to-finish swine operation with Fairacre Farms, so Lambert kept it going on a contract with a local farmer.

They preferred to begin small with the grain farming so they passed up several acres of ground including all of Fairacre Farms. When they started, they had 60 acres that they had purchased in 1999, and an additional 175 they had been renting. Their first full year in business, they were farming 550 acres of ground. Presently, they are farming around 1,400 acres in addition to the wean-to-finish contract hogs. They are planning to construct a pair of quad finishing buildings during 2006, which will put them up to 12,000 hogs daily to manage.

Lambert has always been one to give back to his community, and he has been the main cog in the wheel of the Carroll County Pork Producers for several years. He has served the CCPP as president for six years, vice president for two years, and treasurer for one year. In addition, he has served on the Carroll County Exhibit Association and the board for the Family Health Clinic in Delphi. Besides the 16 ears he has devoted to being an officer and board member of the Pork Producers, he finds time to be involved with Sharon Baptist church.

February 11, 2010

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