Meet the Team
Returned to the family farm in 1989 after graduating from Michigan State University to officially begin his career in farming. Alongside his father, Louis Danner, Billie farmed and grew the operation from 600 acres to more than 4,000 acres in the 90s. Today, Danner Farms specializes in raising identity-preserved grains including non-GMO grains and commercial grain. Danner Farms is also a proud producer of seed corn for Pioneer Hi Bred Int. Danner Farms custom feeds swine and raises club calves and breeding stock from an elite herd of cows that Billie’s daughter Gracie has assembled from her National Award-Winning females.
Kansas State Graduate and John Deere Employee
Gracie graduated from Kansas State University summa cum laude with a degree in Agricultural Economics and minor in International Agriculture in December of 2019. Gracie is working at John Deere starting out in a rotational development program in Customer and Product Support. Gracie is currently living and working in the Quad Cities before completing the rest of her rotations. Gracie is back on the farm frequently.
Living and Working in New York City
Payton lives in downtown New York with his girlfriend Allison and works in investment banking. They enjoy traveling together, cooking, and the daily New York Times spelling bee puzzle