Kelly is a born and raised Hoosier from northern Indiana. After growing up on a small farm, she went to Purdue University where she studied in various design and writing majors. After an indecisive several years, she wound up with a Bachelors Degree in General Studies. On her college journey, Kelly states, “Friends and family always pushed me into design and writing. I’m glad to have the skills gained in those areas, but if I could go back in time, I’d love a degree in agriculture. It’s what I know and love. Design is a just a hobby. A job. Ag is a passion. We can’t go back in time so I enjoy using my writing and design skills paired with my love for agriculture
Post college, back at home, Kelly met her husband Dan via a blind date set up by a mutual friend. He was a simple Indiana farm boy only 20 minutes away from where Kelly grew up. He had a passion for agriculture like she had never seen. Following 3 1/2 years of dating, on the very unique date of 9/10/11, Kelly and Dan were married. After purchasing Dan’s great-grandparents farm together, they built their dream home, a pole barn house designed by Kelly with a two story living quarters. It’s a perfect way of life for them as their “garage” also serves as Dan’s farm shop where he can wrench on their older International Harvester equipment. Together, Dan and Kelly farm a few hundred acres of soybeans and corn with Dan’s parents. They dream of picking up a lot more ground and having livestock on the farm again someday. Kelly spends her days working at home on her blog Old Blue Silo, doing free lance design or writing and working on the farm. She enjoys decorating, antiquing, landscaping, riding horses, entertaining friends, tractor pulls, social media and four wheeling.