Joel and Monica have been raising Jurgielewicz ducks on their farm since 2009, continuing a tradition from Joel’s parents, Glenn and Amy, since 2001. Besides ducks, the family grows barley, corn, sweet corn, soybeans and squash. Their four children, Megan 12, Shawn 10, Kate 7 and Mandy 5, help with farm chores including water and feed for the ducks.

Joel keeps busy as school administrator of a local school where his children attend and also as director of his church’s youth chorus. Joel and Shawn enjoy restoring antique John Deere tractors and classic Peterbilt trucks. Monica and the girls love hosting family and friends at their home, and everyone looks forward to family camping trips to places like Niagara Falls and Florida.