Floyd Dougherty was born in 1920 east of Greenwood, Indiana. He was raised on a farm
and was brought up to work hard. Through the hard physcial labor, a love for farming
was instilled in Floyd. Floyd enlisted in the Air Force during World War II. Due to
his skill in welding, the Air Force used his talent to weld and repair airplanes.
After returning home from World War II, he married Florence "Susie" Wagner. Floyd and
Susie began farming rented ground. In 1961, Floyd purchased a 177-acre grain and dairy
farm east of Whiteland. This is where the current farm exists today. Floyd and Susie
had three children, Linda, David, and Bruce. David and Bruce took some farming courses
from Purdue University. They both returned to the family farm in the 70's. By 1968,
Floyd decided to switch from milking dairy cows to feeding out beef steers because he
increased the acres of ground he was farming. The family has had beef steers on the farm
ever since. Floyd started a fertilizer business in 1968. With David and Bruce's help,
the farm grew as well as the fertilizer business. Throughout the 1980's the fertilizer
business grew to encompass custom application of fertilizer and crop chemicals. Presently,
the family continues to grow corn and soybeans and operate the crop protection business,
Dougherty Fertilizer, Inc.
Presently, David (Gwen) and Bruce (Mary) Dougherty farm with their children Abby (Dougherty) Nichols and Zach Dougherty. Abby is married to Andy Nichols and they have two children, Ellie and Tyler. Abby and Zach both graduated from Purdue University with degrees in Agriculture. Abby and Zach started an Angus cow/calf operation in 2004, which has grown into a freezer beef business. The family continues to feed out steers in addition to growing the Angus cow/calf herd. We are honored to shate the beer produced from out family farm with your family.