Phipps Farms, Inc., a family owned and operated business, is located just north of Chrisman, IL.  The Phipps family has been in the farming industry for over 150 years.  In 1932, Henry Phipps Sr. moved his family of seven children to the Chrisman area from south of Charleston, IL (Farmington).  Henry J Phipps took over the farm after returning from World War II.  After the death of Henry Phipps Sr. in 1967, Henry J Phipps bought out his brothers and sisters interest in the 200 acre farm seen above.  Steve Phipps joined in the farming operation in 1969 after graduating from the University of Illinois with a degree in Agricultural Education.  In 1995 the farm was incorporated (an Illinois C corporation) in order to bring Steve's sons, Corey and Chris, into the operation.  Corey is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in Agricultural Mechanization, and Chris is also a graduate from the U of I with a degree in Technical Systems Management.  Corey's wife Sara is a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Agronomy, and Chris's wife Shelby is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in Agriculture.  Currently, we farm approximately 7000 acres.  We specialize in production of seed beans, seed corn, IP corn, high amylose corn, white corn, and some high oil corn.  We have contracted specialty crops with Growmark Seed Division, Syngenta Seeds, National Starch and Chemical Company, Cargill/Dry Corn Ingredients, ADM, Azteca Milling, Inc, Clarkson Grain Company, and Monsanto Seed Production.